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The Death Penalty: Ending a Biased System
August 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
On June 29, 1972, the United States Supreme Court struck down the death penalty in Furman v. Georgia. They ruled that the death penalty was applied in a manner that disproportionately harmed people of color and those living in poverty. Although Georgia reinstated the death penalty four years later, the majority opinion in Furman v. Georgia is as true today as it was in 1972. The death penalty needs to go!
Please join the Southern Center for Human Rights as we welcome a panel of experts to address the issues and flaws with the death penalty, its impact on people living in poverty, people of color, and people living with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.
Waleisah Wilson, Client Services Advocate
Herman Lindsey, Florida Death Row Exoneree & Criminal Justice Reform Consultant, Witness to Innocence & Repent Justice
Joia Erin Thornton, National Policy Strategist, SCHR & Coalition Director, Faith Leaders of Color Coalition (FLOCC)
Gretchen M. Engel, Executive Director, Center for Death Penalty Litigation
This is a Community Connections Reentry Series event.