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ELLE MAGAZINe Op-ed by Sabrina Butler-SMTIh ON MELISSA LUCIo

Wrongfully sentenced to death after the loss of her son, Sabrina sees similarities between her conviction and Melissa Lucio's, writing in Elle Magazine, "Until you have walked in our shoes, there is no way to know how you will react after losing a child — or how you will react to being accused of killing them." Read her full op-ed on why we must #SaveMelissaLucio.

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Witness to Innocence (WTI) is the only national organization in the United States composed of and led by exonerated death row survivors and their family members. The mission of WTI is to abolish the death penalty by empowering exonerated death row survivors and their loved ones to become effective leaders in the abolition movement. WTI actively challenges political leaders and the public to grapple with the reality of a fatally flawed criminal justice system that sends innocent people to death row. WTI also seeks ways to support death row survivors and their loved ones as they confront the challenges of life after exoneration.

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A country that joins more than 140 other nations in abolishing the death penalty in law or in practice. A country that grants fair and speedy compensation to the wrongfully convicted. A country that puts “justice” back into the criminal justice system.

"If sentencing to death and possibly executing an innocent person isn't cruel and unusual punishment, nothing is."

—  Ray Krone, 100th death row exoneree

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