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When:   October 20, 2010 7:00pm-8:00pm
Where:   Law School Room 127
Price:   Free
Type:   Talk

From 1968 to 1976, there was a moratorium on executions across the United States. Since then, fifteen states have enacted laws abolishing the death penalty. In 2009, Connecticut almost joined them - and in 2011, the state legislature will again take up the question of an end to capital punishment.  

Please join three authorities on capital punishment for this panel discussion of our state and country's path to a criminal justice system without executions. Panelists are:
Juan Melendez, a Florida man and anti-death penalty activist who spent 17 years on death row for a crime he did not commit
- Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA
State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, lead sponsor of the 2009 abolition bill and Yale's representative in the Connecticut state legislature.
Sponsored by: the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, St. Thomas More Chapel, the Yale College Democrats, University Chaplain's Office, the Afro-American Cultural Center, Black Student Alliance at Yale, Jews for Justice, Public Health Coalition, Social Justice Network, Salt of the Earth, Undergraduate Organizing Committee, Yale ACLU, Yale Amnesty, YHHAP

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