A plea from an innocent man

A plea from an innocent man

The following statement was dictated to me by phone by Richard Glossip from his death watch cell in McAlester, Oklahoma, on Jan. 22, 2015.

Innocence speaks: Hear Juan Melendez

Juan Melendez spent 18 years on Florida’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit. His story was documented in the film Juan Melendez 6446. If  you think that a “truly innocent” person has no chance of ending up on death row, this film and...

A chilling dissent by Scalia and Thomas

I’m thrilled for Troy Davis and his family that the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that new evidence of innocence merits a hearing in a federal court. My lawyer friend, Denny LeBoeuf, tells me we haven’t had such a decision from the Supreme...

Juan Meléndez: 17 years 8 months on death row, innocent

Juan Meléndez spent 17 years on Florida’s death row for a murder he did not commit. Although the real killer confessed, his confession was never shown to the defense and the jury never heard it. Juan Meléndez - 6446 tells Juan’s story and the story of the...

Exonerations keep coming

I want to share a letter I received from Kurt Rosenberg, the dedicated director of Witness To Innocence. Witness to Innocence is spearheaded by former death row prisoners who have been exonerated and released from death rows across the United States and who are now...

An update on Manuel Ortiz’s case

Manuel Ortiz is on death row in Louisiana for a crime he didn’t commit. His innocence hearing in February went well but both the prosecutor and defense attorney have more witnesses they want to call. We had hoped this next hearing would come at the end of this...

Support Manuel Ortiz

I ask your support for Manuel Ortiz, who will have hearings on innocence in a Louisiana court on Feb. 5 and 6th. I’ve been accompanying Manuel on his harrowing journey on death row for ten years and am firmly convinced of his innocence. He’s been occupying...

Kurt Rosenberg & Witness to Innocence

I want to share with you an email I received this week: Dear Sister Helen, My name is Ron Keine. I don’t know if you remember me but I was exonerated from death row in New Mexico. We met at the Witness to Innocence seminar in Atlanta in 2005. I was the only one...