​Death Row Exoneree to Speak on Campus- Oct 10th

Sabrina Butler-Smith is the first woman to be exonerated from death row in the US. She will visit Quinnipiac on Monday October 10 and give a presentation at 7pm in CCE 101. The event is free and open to all members of the campus community and surrounding areas. It is sponsored by the Department of Justice and Law and supported by the College of Arts and Sciences Intellectual and Cultural Fund. Butler-Smith’s official bio states:

Sabrina Butler-Smith was a Mississippi teenager when she became a victim of wrongful conviction due to false or misleading forensic evidence and prosecutorial misconduct. She endured six and a half years in prison, two years and nine months of which were on death row. She has since been exonerated of all wrongdoing. She is one of only two women in the United States exonerated from death row. 

Since her exoneration, she has become a tireless advocate for other innocent people sentenced to death. She is a member of Witness to Innocence, which is a network of death row exonerees that was founded by Sister Helen Prejean. She also serves on the board of Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (TADP) and Life After Innocence. She is currently working on starting a non-profit to help women who come out of prison get their lives back by giving them a place to start.

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