We are skipping the Legal Brief this week to talk to you about a very serious matter. A few days ago was World Against The Death Penalty Day, and we thought it was more important to bring you another story from death row.
This week we talked to Joe, a death row exoneree who tells us how quickly your life can be flipped upside down due to a wrongful conviction. Joe was arrested in 1996 for a double murder in Florida and was convicted and sentenced to death in 1997.
Joe's case gained international attention during his time wrongfully incarcerated, particularly in his home country of Spain. The Pope, the King of Spain, and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar were all actively involved!
He now lives in Spain and campaigns for the abolition of capital punishment on a global scale with the help of Witness To Innocence. We encourage all of our listeners to go read/ listen/ share the MANY stories of innocent men and women survivors of death row.: https://www.witnesstoinnocence.org/
While you're at it, check out the 2021 Fall Webinar series at : https://deathpenalty.org/
10/15 is Woman on Death Row.
Also, Ohioans! Don't forget Lobby Days 10/19. For more info:https://nodeathpenaltyoh.com/
And last, but certainly not least, if you would like to become a pen pal with our friend James from the "Sondra & James" episode, you can write him at:
James Anderson #07253-010
FCI Beaumont Medium
Federal Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 26040
Beaumont, TX 77720