The day before World Day Against the Death Penalty, exonerees Juan Melendez and Shujaa Graham joined others at a rally for Rodney Reed, a man on death row in Texas with innocence claims. They shared their stories and spoke out against the
use of the death penalty.
A large group of supporters gathered in front of the Supreme Court building to support the Reed family. Rodney's lawyers recently brought a petition to the Supreme Court regarding Rodney's case.
Juan's and Shujaa's voices, as innocent men who were sentenced to death, added a different power to the message and served as living proof of the issues with the death penalty. Death Penalty Action and Catholic Mobilizing Network also joined the rally.