Marilyn Grant, 54, and mother of Paul Storey, a felon who has been on death row for six years said the system is flawed for another reason.
"If you sentence a person to death, there is no option to rehabilitate him," said Grant.
Grant said she just wants her son back. She wishes she could tell him that everything is going to be OK.
"It's a mother's job to protect her child, to console him," said Grant. "I haven't touched my son in years."
Another voice heard at the rally was that of Rodrick Reed, 45, brother of death row prisoner Rodney Reed and member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. He said the conviction of his brother has affected his entire family. "If my brother is on death row, I'm on death row," he said. "I know in my heart of hearts that he is innocent."
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