Who We Are
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 16, 2019
Exoneree Juan Melendez spoke at a social work and cultural diversity class at UNLV about his experience on death row.
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
DNA used in exoneration? No
Reasons for wrongful conviction:
Perjury or false accusation
Juan's Wrongful Conviction
Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón spent 17 years, eight months, and one day on F...