Innocence Blog

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Hosts Discussion on Death Penalty

Posted: March 25, 2013 2:55 pm

Watch death row DNA exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth and Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck discuss the danger of executing an innocent person on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show. Bloodsworth, the first person to be proven innocent through DNA testing who had served time on death row, speaks of his fight to repeal the death penalty in his home state of Maryland. Scheck weighs in on the type of systemic errors that might cause an innocent person to be sentenced to death.
Maryland voted to repeal the death penalty on March 15, making it the sixth state in six years to do so. Delaware is currently considering passing a similar bill.
Watch the segment.
If you live in Delaware, ask your Senator to vote yes on the death penalty repeal, using our action center.
Read about the Innocence Project’s position on the death penalty.

Tags: Maryland, Kirk Bloodsworth, Death Penalty