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May 1, 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.

On Thursday, Spanish-speakers Juan Meléndez from Puerto Rico and Joaquí...

April 29, 2019

"Puerto Rico does not deserve a law that is racist, a law that does not solve crime, a law that is expensive, and a law that is unjust." - Joaquín Melendez


April 26, 2019

Juan Meléndez and Joaquín Martinez's talk in Puerto Rico to celebrate the 90th anniversary of abolition there was covered internationally, including in Spain.


April 8, 2019

On April 4, 2019, death row exoneree Juan Melendez visited University of Colorado Boulder to share his story. He spoke to two classes: about 60 students in a death penalty class and over 100 in an introduction to sociology class.

Professor Mike Radelet stated...

May 5, 2016

State: Florida

Convicted: 1984

Exonerated: 2002

Race: Hispanic

DNA used in exoneration? No

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

Perjury or false accusation

Prosecutorial misconduct

Juan's Wrongful Conviction

Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón spent 17 years, eight months, and one day on F...

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