BRIEF: Guest to speak against death penalty


Jason Baldwin served 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Today he’s an advocate for abolishing the death penalty and on July 21 will be in Spokane to tell his story.

Baldwin, who now resides in Seattle, was one of three teenagers — The West Memphis Three —sentenced in the early 1990s for killing three 8-year-old boys. He was released in 2011 after the court ruled prosecutors did not have enough evidence to convict him.

He’ll be speaking at 4:40 p.m. on the Saranac Rooftop, 25 W. Main, hosted by The Peace and Action Justice League of Spokane’s Inland Northwest Death Penalty Abolition Group. Doors open at 4 p.m. for refreshments and music.

For information visit the PJALS website.

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