Phone: 206-622-8952

Email: info@abolishdeathpenalty.org
6512 12th Ave NW

Seattle WA 98117

Upcoming Events

May 12, 2018: WCADP Annual Meeting w/ Senator Pedersen & Prosecutor Satterberg

Join us for the WCADP 2018 Annual Meeting!

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

February 22, 2018: House Judiciary Committee Vote

A House Judiciary Committee executive session (VOTE) is scheduled for Thursday February 22nd! Please come and show your support! 

Thursday February 22nd
12:30pm *or* 6pm
House Hearing Rm A 
John L. O'Brien Building 
Olympia, WA 98504 ​ 

SB 6052 is listed as a "possible executive session" at 12:30 or 6pm.

We have set up a page for self-organizing car pools. If you are driving and can take people in your car - or you need a ride - please add your name and info here.

February 20, 2018: House Judiciary Committee Hearing

The House Judiciary Committee will hear SB 6052 on Tuesday February 20th. Please come and show your support! 

Tuesday, February 20th
10am
House Hearing Rm A 
John L. O'Brien Building 
Olympia, WA 98504 ​

We have set up a page for self-organizing car pools. If you are driving and can take people in your car - or you need a ride - please add your name and info here.

It would be very helpful if you can sign in and mark that you are PRO for SB 6052.

Time will be extremely tight and there are limited spots for testifiers. The legislative team is lining up a strong panel to testify.

An honorably discharged former Marine, Kirk Bloodsworth is the first person in the United States exonerated from death row by DNA testing. In 1984 he was arrested for the rape and murder of nine-year-old Dawn Hamilton. He was sentenced to death in 1985. In 1992, Kirk read about a new forensic breakthrough called DNA fingerprinting, and lobbied successfully for prosecutors approval for its use in his case. The tests established Kirk’s innocence, and he was released in June 1993. 

In addition to his work for Witness to Innocence, Kirk has been an ardent supporter of the Innocence Protection Act (IPA) since its passage by Congress in February 2000. The IPA established the "Kirk Bloodsworth Post-Conviction DNA Testing Program", a program that helps states defray the costs of post-conviction DNA testing. He previously served as a program officer for the Justice Project in Washington, DC. Kirk is the subject of the book "Bloodsworth: the True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA" by Tim Junkin and the 2016 documentary directed by Gregory Bayne titled "Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man." 

Free and open to the public.

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