WEBINAR RECORDING | The U.S. Death Penalty in 2024: A State of the Union

What is the status of the death penalty throughout the U.S. as we enter into 2024?
This question will be answered as we hear from experts in this informative, free, one-hour webinar. You’ll hear about the landscape of the death penalty throughout the nation, and walk away with an increased awareness of what lies ahead in the new year.
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Featured Speakers
Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City was ordained a priest in 1983. After 21 years as a diocesan priest he was appointed to be a bishop. Seven years later he was installed as the fourth bishop of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma is an active death penalty state. Archbishop Coakley regularly speaks out against the use of the death penalty in his state and is a pastoral leader for Catholic Oklahomans on extending their pro-life values to those on death row.
Herman Lindsey is the Executive Director of Witness to Innocence, an organization of, by, and for death row exonerees that works to empower exonerated death row survivors to be the most powerful and effective voice in the fight to end the death penalty and reform the justice system in the United States. Herman became the 135th person to be exonerated from death row since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S., and the 23rd person to be exonerated from Florida’s death row. He spent three years on death row for a crime he did not commit.
Robin Maher is the Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, which is a national organization whose mission is to serve the media, policymakers, and the general public with data and analysis on issues concerning capital punishment and the people it affects. Robin has extensive experience in the death penalty field, including direct representation and training of judges and defense lawyers throughout the United States and internationally. Her work with legislators, prosecutors, judges, defenders, and bar associations has been focused on improving the fairness and accuracy of death penalty cases and reducing the errors and mistakes that lead to wrongful convictions.