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Change at Witness to Innocence

After four years of groundbreaking leadership, Kirk Bloodsworth is retiring from his position as our Executive Director. WTI’s next chapter will be under the leadership of Herman Lindsey.

We invite you to celebrate Kirk at a zoom event on 10/31 and to make a donation in Kirk's honor!


Celebrate Kirk and Herman!

Kirk Bloodsworth Halloween Birthday Party

October 31

2:00Pm et on zoom


Herman Lindsey
50th birthday party

December 29

2:00Pm et on zoom

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Our Mission

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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...that we send the innocent to die

Hear our stories and join our fight to end the death penalty.

Our Vision

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

We want to thank our funders for their generous support 
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