"To spend 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and emerge with his humanity and dignity intact ... to spend 20 years, day in and day out, fighting for his freedom, it was just so extraordinary. It was totally compelling."
Four Spanish journalists were so affected by the experiences of death row exonerees they spent six years and much of their own money to make a documentary about a group of four men who call themselves the “Resurrection Club.”
For the past year-and-a-half, abolitionists, religious and political leaders, victims’ family members, and exonerees have shared their thoughts on the death penalty and why they work so hard to abolish it. Here are some of the highlights of those profiles.