Thursday, May 8, 2008

ACLU to host death penalty presentation

Tuesday May 6th, 2008

OKALOOSA ISLAND – Florida leads the nation in Death Row exonerations — 26 since 1973

But with the rapidly growing prison population approaching 93,000, the third highest in the country, members of the Innocence Project of Florida believe their mission is just beginning.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida will present Seth Miller, Executive Director of the Innocence Project of Florida to discuss the organization’s current activities in Florida on May 9 at noon at the Emerald Coast Conference Center on Okaloosa Island.

Miller oversees the investigation and litigation of DNA testing requests in the Florida courts and advocates for release of inmates who have proven their innocence through the use of DNA testing.

Additionally, the Innocence Project provides comprehensive transition assistance to exonerees and lobbies the Florida legislature for exoneree compensation and necessary criminal justice reforms.

Before coming to the Innocence Project, Miller was a project attorney for the Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project at the American Bar Association and a staff attorney at the Florida First District Court of Appeal.

For more information, call 609-0940.

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