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Event:Reel Policy Film Screening & Discussion: Herman's House
Category:LBJ School Events
Date:Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Bass Lecture Hall
Contact:Julie Montgomery
Phone: 512-232-3423
Sponsor:Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP)
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Description:Join the Center for Health and Social Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs for a screening of the award-winning documentary HERMAN'S HOUSE.

The film tells the story of Herman Wallace, who was housed in solitary confinement for 41 years in Louisiana's Angola Prison, for a killing he vehemently denied.

Wallace was ordered released from prison by a federal court in October 2013 for humanitarian reasons while his challenge on grounds of innocence moved forward. He died of terminal illness three days later.

The screening will be followed by a short panel discussion about use of solitary confinement in Texas and a facilitated conversation with attendees about the film. Panelists include:

Professor Michele Deitch, LBJ School of Public Affairs; former court-appointed monitor of conditions in the Texas prison system

Jorge Renaud, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition; former prisoner, award-winning poet, criminal justice policy advocate

Cindy Eigler, Texas Interfaith; advocate for reduced use of solitary confinement

Registration & More Info:

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for communication purposes. Light snacks will be provided.

Information last updated: 10:02 AM, February 10, 2014

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