THURSDAY: New Amnesty International Report to Highlight Flaws in Florida’s Death Penalty Program
MIAMI, FL – Amnesty International will host a press conference to release their latest report, “Darkness visible in the Sunshine State: The death penalty in Florida,” on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
The report on The Death Penalty in Florida focuses on three categories of those sentenced to death: individuals with serious mental illness, those with intellectual disability, and youthful offenders. The report also highlights racial disparities and questions the arbitrary denial of review of death sentences for many on Death Row due to applying only partial retroactivity to recent high court decisions under Hurst v. Florida that found Florida’s death sentencing scheme unconstitutional.
WHAT: Press Conference – Release of Amnesty International Florida Death Penalty Report, “USA: Darkness Visible in the Sunshine State” WHEN: Thursday, August 23rd, 10:30am WHERE: Miami-Dade State Attorney offices, 1350 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL 33136 WHO:
Kristina Roth: Senior Program Officer for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA
Juanita Perez: Florida murder victim family member
Rob Freer: Amnesty International USA Researcher, author of report, presenting findings
Mark Elliott: Executive Director of Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP)
Herman Lindsey: 23rd exonerated Florida death row survivor and board member of Witness to Innocence
SueZann Bosler: Local murder victim family member and co-founder of The Journey of Hope – From Violence to Healing
To receive further information, please contact:
Duncan Tucker, Media Manager, Americas Regional Office – Mexico International Secretariat,+52 1 55 4848 8266, [email protected]org
Mariya Parodi, Press Officer, Amnesty International USA, 1 212-633-4211, [email protected]org
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP) is a non-profit and non-partisan Florida organization of individuals and groups united to abolish the Death Penalty in Florida
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty www.fadp.org