APRIL 24-28, 2019
In late April, eighteen death row exonerees and their family members gathered in Puerto Rico to celebrate their Annual Gathering in conjunction with the 90th anniversary of abolition in Puerto Rico.
For a day-by-day recap of the event, click here.
OVERHEARD AT THE PUERTO RICO CAPITOL
"Once you have sentenced a person to death, there’s no way back... Prosecutors and judges are human, so there’s a big chance that there is a mistake being made, but once that person is executed there is no way back."
— Senator Zoe Laboy Alvarado
The events were covered widely by both national and international media. Click to read each article:
90 years after the abolition of the death penalty they emphasize that "revenge is not justice" - El Nuevo Dia - 4.28.19
Two activists who got rid of the death penalty reported the danger of this sentence - El Nuevo Dia - 4.27.19
The death penalty must be abolished - El Nuevo Dia - 4.27.19
Innocents tell how they were saved from the death penalty - Telemundo PR - 4.26.19
Exempt from capital punishment blame racism in the US of those sentences - El Diario - 4.25.19
Abolition of death penalty in P. Rico was a social conquest, says leading lawyers - Hoy Los Angeles - 4.22.19
Commemorate 90 years of the abolition of the death penalty on the island - Primera Hora - 4.15.19