District Attorney to host panel discussion with death row exonorees | SummitDaily.com

District Attorney to host panel discussion with death row exonorees

BRECKENRIDGE — The District Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District will be hosting a panel discussion featuring death row exonerees on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.

In an announcement for the event, District Attorney’s Office officials said the office does not take a position on the issue of abolishing the death penalty. Rather, the panel is being held to facilitate a discussion about the criminal justice system and to give the community an opportunity to hear perspectives of individuals who were convicted and later exonerated for heinous crimes.

The panel also will feature a facilitator from the Witness to Innocence, a nonprofit dedicated to abolishing the death penalty.

The panel discussion will take place from 5:30to 8 p.m. at 107 Denison Placer Road.

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