Today Week Month

Anthony Graves, Death Row Exoneree

Start/End Friday, February 08, 2013 01:00 PM EST -- 03:00 PM EST
Location Name JG 105

Mr. Graves will speak about being condemned to death even though innocent, living for years in solitary confinement and picking up his life after release. This program is presented in conjunction with the Externship on Constitutional Rights Enforcement in Capital, Habeas and Prison Cases. All are welcome to attend.

About Anthony Graves:
Anthony Graves is known by many as “Death Row Exoneree #138”.   But he is known by those close to him as a loving son, brother, father and friend, who was taken away from them at a young age. Anthony lost eighteen years of his life when he was wrongly convicted of a brutal crime and incarcerated in Texas prisons. He spent twelve of those years on death row, and sixteen years in solitary confinement. Anthony was ultimately vindicated in our criminal justice system, although he will never get back those eighteen years. He will never be able to raise his children or witness the birth of his grandchildren. Today, less than two years after his release, Anthony is an accomplished motivational speaker; community advocate; consultant and investigator in both the legal and criminal justice systems. He has presented at numerous Continuing Legal Education workshops on ethics.  He also serves on the Board of The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty; co-hosts The Prison Show weekly on 90.1FM; and is now launching The Anthony Graves Foundation, to inspire at-risk youth to dream and believe. Anthony is committed to sharing his story, to inspire others to not only live life to the fullest every day, but live life in search of truth and justice.

Co-hosted by Social Justice Initiatives and the Criminal Justice Action Network (CJAN)