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Today is International #WrongfulConvictionDay.

Any wrongful conviction is a human tragedy. It means time spent in jail for something you did not do. It means a loss of reputation. It means a loss of connection to your web of human fellowship.
A wrongful conviction means the shrinking of your future. It means a diminishment of your time on this earth. When that wrongful conviction leads to a death sentence, the consequences are even more dire.
There have been at least 166 death row exonerations – a dramatically conservative estimate. I cry for the torture, the friendship loss, the family loss, the life-loss, that these people have endured.
And I cry for those still on death row who will be exonerated in the future, and what they must endure before their innocence is recognized by a woefully slow-moving and horribly unjust system.
We cannot afford a death penalty which does such excruciating damage to innocent humans. I believe that a Supreme Court which upholds such a penalty and that turns a deaf ear to innocence is guilty of crimes against humanity.
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