Darkness visible in the Sunshine state
Florida promotes itself as a destination for tourists and a hub for regional and international trade. It is less well-known as a diehard proponent of a cruel policy discarded by much of the world. This Amnesty International report aims to shine a light on this dark side of The Sunshine State.
Amnesty International’s new report exposes how Florida’s approach to the death penalty is deepening its outlier status on this human rights issue.
Florida may have a reputation as the Sunshine State, but few know that it is also home to the second largest death row in the USA.
Florida has executed almost 100 people since the US Supreme Court approved new death penalty laws in 1976.
It’s time to end use of the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Tell the future governor to end the death penalty in the Sunshine State now!