Statistically one in ten people is exonerated while on death row in the USA. Each person was charged, convicted beyond a reasonable doubt, and sentenced to death despite being innocent, and only lived when new evidence came to light in time to save them. But how many aren’t so lucky? How many slip through the broken justice system and are put to death by the Government?
The Dead Innocents project was founded by world-renowned lawyer Clive Stafford Smith. I am Chris Walters; a writer, student, and part of a team of Human Rights researchers working on the project whom believe we have identified several such cases where people may have been unjustly put to death.
I’ve been looking into the case of a black man convicted by an all-white jury, sentenced to death, and executed. I’ve found accusations of police intimidation and an alarming lack of hard evidence. I am working to find the truth in this case.
To do that I need your help. I have done all I can from the UK and now I will travel to the US to follow up on leads and interview witnesses. This trip will take place in the summer of 2022 and will last close to 3 months. It will mean airline tickets, rent, food, and travel costs but I know it will all be worth it. I want our mission to highlight to those in power no matter if a case is old, the client deceased, or the incident forgotten by most – there are those of us who will still pursue the Truth. Help me to find justice even post-mortem. Please donate today.