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Gary Griffin and Ken Rose – Distinguished Lecture Series: Race, Innocence and the End of the Death Penalty

February 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Distinguished Lecture Series: Race, Innocence and the End of the Death Penalty

5:30 pm | Genome Sciences Building (G100)
Tickets: All events are free and open to the public

The UNC Department of Political Science is pleased to host this distinguished speaker series in conjunction with POL 203: Race, Innocence and the End of Death Penalty. the speakers will address one of the most important policy puzzles our state and nation face: Why is the death penalty fading away, and should it be abolished? the series is made available through the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship. Eight sessions across February, March and April will provide space for a conversation on the issue. Series sponsors include department of American Studies, Institute of African American Research, Carolina Summer reading Program, Center for the Study of the American South, UNC School of Law, Death Penalty Project, Duke Law School Innocence Project, NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Caroline Justice Policy Center and the ACLU-NC

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Gary Griffin and Ken Rose: Griffin served five years on Mississippi’s death row before his death sentence was overturned. He was released from prison after 23 years and is now an investigator working on post conviction death penalty appeals in Jackson, Mississippi. Rose has been a capital litigator for over 30 years and practices in Durham, NC at the center for Death Penalty Litigation, and was Griffin’s appellate lawyer.


February 22, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm