On April 24, 2002, nearly 10 years after he was first convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, Ray Krone was cleared of all charges.
Ray, who was once a supporter the death penalty, now speaks against it. He now speaks publicly about his experiences on death row and in prison and hopes to educate audiences on the flaws in the justice system and why the death penalty should be abolished. Ultimately, he doesn’t want another person to endure the same experiences he did.
I hope this series of posts serves as a commemoration of Ray Krone and all the work he’s done against the death penalty since his release. On the day of his release, when Ray told the reporter that his life was about the “next 10 years” rather than the 10 years he spent in prison, I feel he really meant what he said.