Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

164th Person Exonerated from Death Row!

This month, Clemente Aguirre-Jarquin became the 164th person exonerated from death row in the United States and the 28th death row inmate exonerated from Florida.

Aguirre-Jarquin spent over 14 years imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, and the circumstances that led to his wrongful conviction are shocking. Despite the case against him being flimsy from the beginning, the District Attorney made a shocking move after the Florida Supreme Court overturned his conviction and pursued death for a second time even though anther person had confessed to the crime.

Fortunately, justice finally prevailed and the second case was thrown out when even more evidence of another person’s guilt poured in.

You can read more about this shocking story here.

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Wrongful Convictions Violate Our Founding Principles of Justice

Our National Manager, Hannah Cox, published an article at Newsmax this week in observance of Wrongful Conviction Day.

In her latest piece, Cox points out the frequency of wrongful convictions and examines the problems in the criminal justice system that lead to them.

Some of the reasons include eyewitness misidentification, misapplication of forensic evidence, and false confessions.

Read her article here.

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