The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas formally dismissed all charges against Kareem Johnson in his capital case, making him the third death-row exoneration this year and the 170th we have confirmed since 1973.
Executive Director Kirk Bloodsworth sent a letter urging the Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles and Governor Abbott to grant clemency to Billy Joe Wardlow for a crime he committed when he was 18 years old.
On June 29, 1972 the US Supreme Court decided Furman V. Georgia and struck down the death penalty. Though we know that four years later the death penalty was reinstated, the majority opinion in Furman V. Georgia is as true today as it was in 1972.
Sabrina Butler-Smith joined with members of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to Death Penalty, including criminal defense attorney Akin Adepoju, on June 14 to discuss her experience with wrongful conviction and Just Mercy.