Entries tagged with “Derrick Jamison

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Jul 22, 2020

Op-Ed by Death-Row Exoneree Derrick Jamison: I was Within 90 Minutes of Execution for a Crime I Didn’t Commit”

Derrick Jamison sur­vived six death war­rants dur­ing his two decades on Ohios death row, com­ing with­in 90 min­utes of being exe­cut­ed. After he was exon­er­at­ed, on the day he walked free, his best friend on death row was exe­cut­ed. His sto­ry, he writes in a July 11, 2020 op-ed in the Tampa Bay Times, illus­trates every­thing that is wrong with the death penal­ty” and why it should be abolished.

Policy Issues

Innocence

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Jan 06, 2021

Witness to Innocence Releases #ImLivingProof Video Series

Witness to Innocence, the nation­al orga­ni­za­tion of U.S. death-row exonerees, has released a series of short videos under the tag “#ImLivingProof,” fea­tur­ing the sto­ries of men and women who had been wrong­ful­ly con­vict­ed and sen­tenced to death. The series, pro­duced by film­mak­er Martin Schoeller with fund­ing from the Art for Justice Fund, attempts to per­son­al­ize the dan­gers of the death penal­ty by show­ing the pub­lic liv­ing proof that inno­cent peo­ple are sen­tenced to death.