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ACLU of Colorado By: ACLU of Colorado 10.9.2013

World Day to End the Death Penalty

Faith, Social justice, and Civil Rights Organizations call on Colorado to End Unjust and Expensive Death Penalty

New data to be released comparing added costs of death penalty trials with cuts to public priorities and services

What: To mark World Day to End the Death Penalty, faith leaders, civil rights activists, and representatives of several statewide organizations – including Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Lisa Calderon, Sister llaria Buonriposi of the Catholic Mobilizing Network, and Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett – will hold a press conference to call for an end to the death penalty in Colorado.

The event will feature personal stories and reflections of the death penalty’s biased and unjust application and its damaging effect on communities, families, and individuals, including the story of a man who spent 18 years in prison and once faced death for a crime he didn’t commit.

New findings will also be released comparing the added costs of death penalty trials to other important public priorities that are often sacrificed, such as firefighters, teachers, services for the elderly, and afterschool programs.

When: 10 am MT, Thursday October 10, 2013

Where: Capitol Senate Press Room (Rm. 326)

3rd floor by Westside Senate Offices

Visuals: Blown-up infographic on costs, “End the Death Penalty” banners, and podium art

Contact: John Krieger, Communications Director, ACLU of Colorado, 720.402.3111/303.653.6246 or Rosemary Lytle, Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, 719.233.0243.

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