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Media Advisory: Capital Punishment Focus of UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Lecture

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 16, 2007)

Norma Herrera, author of Last Words from Death Row: The Walls Unit (Nightengale Press), will discuss capital punishment and issues of criminal justice, including the execution of her brother Leonel following the U.S. Supreme Court's 1993 decision in Herrera v. Collins.

Norma Herrera will also donate materials related to her brother's case to the UAlbany National Death Penalty Archive.

Sponsored by the Capital Punishment Research Initiative and New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Standish Room, Science Library, University at Albany uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany

The National Death Penalty Archive is the first archive in the nation that is exclusively dedicated to the history of the death penalty in the U.S. The archives are housed in the University at Albany's M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives. The concept for the repository originated with the School of Criminal Justice's Capital Punishment Research Initiative.


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