News 03.23.09

Oklahoma Exoneree Speaks Out Against Capital Punishment

Oklahoma exoneree Curtis McCarty will speak tomorrow at an annual two-day conference on Catholic Social Teaching and Criminal Justice at Villanova University.

McCarty served two decades on Oklahoma’s death row for a murder he didn’t commit. Since DNA proved him innocent and led to his exoneration in May 2007, he has spoken around the world against the death penalty and to raise awareness about the problem of wrongful convictions. The Villanova conference focuses on contemporary issues through the lens of Catholic social thought and is sponsored by Villanova's Office for Mission and Ministry and the Journal for Catholic Social Thought.  Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and founder of the non-profit organization Witness to Innocence, will be the keynote speaker.

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