United States

World Coalition Steering Committee member

Witness to Innocence

The mission of Witness to Innocence (WTI) is to unite U.S. exonerated death row survivors and their loved ones to become a powerful force for social justice and transformation.

WTI seeks to abolish the death penalty, to reform the U.S. criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions, and to secure fair financial compensation and social services for all U.S. exonerated death row survivors.

WTI brings together U.S. exonerated death row survivors and their loved ones to provide mutual peer support and to nurture a community of healing in the aftermath of the death row experience. WTI participates in marches, rallies, freedom rides and conferences. Further, our exonerees speak before audiences throughout the country tell their stories, and to raise awareness about the death penalty. In key states, WTI partners work with local death penalty abolitionist organizations and provides support to enable them to meet their goals.

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World Coalition Steering Committee member

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PA 19102 Philadelphia
Phone (+267) 519-4585
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I Spent A Day With Death Row Survivors

By Anthony Padilla, on 1 January 2020


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United States

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Anthony Padilla interviewed 4 death row survivors to shed light on sentencing innocent people to death for a crime they did not commit. Derrick Jamison, Nick Yarris, Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs spent between 15 and 23 years awaiting executions, before being finally released from death row.

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