Thank You for Sponsoring SB 62/HB 6005

Take action to thank Senator Erin Grall and Representative Wyman Duggan for filing legislation that would provide compensation to Robert Earl DuBoise, who was wrongfully incarcerated in Florida for 37 years, three on death row.

Bills that compensate persons for their wrongful incarceration make the state accountable for its mistakes and highlight existing problems with the criminal legal system that must be addressed.

Very few of Florida's 30 death row exonerees have been compensated for their wrongful incarceration. Florida’s criminal justice system is broken in many ways, but the passage of these bills would bring us closer to achieving true justice.

We look forward to additional legislation being introduced in the upcoming session that would make incremental improvements in the law, including a bill to protect people with serious mental illness from the death penalty (the SMI Bill).