Ending The Death Penalty Should Be A Conservative Priority by Ron Keine

Death row exoneree, Assistant Director of Witness to Innocence, and Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty supporter, Ron Keine was published yesterday in the Daily Caller. Ron described, in detail, his wrongful conviction and how close he came to being executed. Weaved into his personal story, Ron presents a compelling conservative case against the death penalty. He said, There was a time when I had faith in the criminal justice system, but today, I know it is broken. It failed me, and it failed my three friends, one of which took his own life upon release because of the effects of our experience. The corruption and abuse I witnessed in the criminal justice system should serve as a warning that should not be taken lightly. Just like most of the other 140 death row exonerees, I was not saved by the criminal justice system or the appeals process. It utterly failed me. I was exonerated either by divine intervention, or sheer luck.

Source: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty