Witness to Innocence’s press conference at the Texas Capitol

Witness to Innocence’s Friday news conference should be available for viewing at:
http://www.house.state.tx.us/media/welcome.php

It will be the Live Stream from the Speaker’s Committee Room. The news conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time. Real Player is required for viewing the webcast.

Also TSADP will post the complete video on youtube after the event.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: October 27, 2008
CONTACT: Kurt Rosenberg, 215-609-9462 or 215-387-1831

EXONERATED EX-DEATH ROW PRISONERS CALL FOR EXAMINATION OF TEXAS DEATH
PENALTY SYSTEM

Two dozen exonerated ex-death row prisoners from across the country
will hold a news conference to call for the establishment of a
statewide commission on wrongful convictions while a moratorium is
imposed on executions in Texas.

WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2008

WHERE: Speaker’s Committee Room. Room 2W.6 Texas State Capitol

DETAILS: The 24 men are members of Witness to Innocence, a national
organization composed of exonerated former death row prisoners and
their loved ones. They spent a combined total of nearly 200 years on
death row for crimes they did not commit. They will be joined by
State Rep. Elliott Naishtat and former Bexar County District Attorney
Sam Millsap. Naishtat (D-Austin) is a longtime supporter of a
moratorium on executions, while Millsap has become an outspoken critic
of the death penalty since the 1993 execution of Ruben Cantu, who many
believe was innocent.

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