Reggie Griffin spent 23 years on death row and Joe Amrine spent 17 years for crimes they did not commit. Both men were exonerated only after losing decades fighting to prove their innocence. Their cases demonstrate how Missouri's broken death penalty is steeped in issues of prosecutorial misconduct, deficiency in defense and counsel, and racial disparities in representation and sentencing.
On April 11, Reggie and Joe speak about their experiences, joined by Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. We will explore how our justice system, especially our responses to violence, fails to heal communities and how we need a response to crime that does not perpetuate the cycle of violence.
This event is hosted by The Student Government Association (SGA) and Legal Studies Association (LSA) at Missouri Western State University. It is free and open to the public.