Come see our Executive Director Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr. speak among an amazing panel at the University of Akron Ohio!
Student Union Theater at the University of Akron ● Tuesday, February 2 ● 12pm - 2pm
This panel brings together individuals with direct experience with the aftermath of murder, providing context to a newly released report examining racial and geographic disparity in the application of Ohio's death penalty. Two thirds of murder victims in Ohio are African-American, yet two thirds of those who have been executed in our state had white victims.Read more
“Just as the Florida legislature is gaveling in for a new session, the Supreme Court has delivered another blow to the crumbling legal foundations of Florida’s flawed death penalty system. Nobody should be surprised by this nearly unanimous decision by the nation’s highest court.”- ACLU of Florida
"About 10 times a month now, an innocent person is freed from an American prison. They're exonerated, sometimes after decades, because of new evidence, new confessions or the forensic science of DNA. There is joy the day that justice arrives, but we wondered, what happens the day after? You're about to meet three people who have returned to life from unjust convictions. One of them, Ray Hinton, was on death row. He remembers, too vividly, the Alabama electric chair and the scent that permeated the cell block when a man was met by 2,000 volts. Hinton waited his turn for nearly 30 years until this past April.