A Louisiana man was released from death row on Friday after serving 15 years for a crime that DNA evidence shows he did not commit.The first and real reason we need to abolish the death penalty is because it's wrong. It's state-sanctioned per-meditated murder. It can never be justified.
Damon Thibodeaux, 38, was the 300th prisoner nationwide to see his conviction overturned based on DNA evidence, according to lawyers who represented him from the New York-based Innocence Project. He was the 18th death row prisoner freed based on such evidence.
“This journey to freedom was a long time coming,” said one of his attorneys, Caroline Tillman of the Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana, in a statement Friday. “The solitary conditions that Mr. Thibodeaux was forced to live under as a death row inmate were almost more than he could bear at times, but he never gave up hope that one day he would be free.”
After that we have all these poor suckers who were wrongly convicted. Thirdly, the cost is much higher than sentencing them to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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