99th Death Row Exoneree: Juan Roberto Melendez

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Law 165

Juan Roberto Melendez spent seventeen years, eight months and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. Upon his release on January 3, 2002, he became the 99th death row prisoner in the United States to be released with evidence of innocence since 1973. Beyond the death penalty, Mr. Melendez’s story is an energizing and inspiring story of hope and survival that resonates with people all across the political and socioeconomic spectrum, inspiring many to activism and public
service.

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