News 04.13.07

Rally today at 2 p.m. in Philadelphia will call for death penalty moratorium

Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck and DNA Exoneree Ray Krone, who spent 10 years on death row (four of them on death row) for a murder he didn’t commit, will be among speakers at a rally in downtown Philadelphia today calling for a moratorium. Twenty men who were exonerated from death row will sign a Declaration of Innocence at the rally, which is organized by Witness To Innocence, an advocacy organization.

"I try to give people food for thought, that this is something that can take someone's life and liberty," said Ray Krone, 50, of Dover Township."I learned about it the hard way, during many years of contemplation in my jail cell."


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. (Centre Daily Times, 4/13/07)

Pennsylvania has the nation’s fourth largest death row population – with 220 prisoners. The state has executed seven people since 1982.

The rally will begin at 2 p.m. on the lawn by the Liberty Bell visitors center in Philadelphia (north of Market St. between 5th and 6th streets)


Click here for a press release on the rally

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