Our Annual Awards Event last Thursday was a powerful reminder of how far we’ve come since we held our first event 30 years ago. And the accounts from those who were instrumental in getting Virginia’s and France’s death penalties abolished gave us renewed energy to continue our efforts to see it repealed not just here in California, but in all the remaining death penalty states in the country and around the world.
We hope you felt as inspired as we did to hear from and about our honorees, the men and women who were wrongfully convicted and are now free, and those heroes we lost in the past year, including those who had been victimized but not defeated by our broken justice system.
For those of you who were inspired and want to share the event with others, it is available for viewing, in full, here.
And, if you’d like to learn more about how Virginia became the first Southern state to abolish capital punishment, you can view a conversation with two of the leaders of this historic achievement, Michael Stone and Dale Brumfield, moderated by DPF President Mike Farrell, here.
Thank you for your support. We couldn’t do what we do without you.