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POLI 203 Speakers Series: Jimmie Dennis
March 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This session of the POLI 203 Speaker Series, organized by Frank R. Baumgartner, will feature Jimmie Dennis.
Mr. Dennis served over 25 years on Pennsylvania’s death row for a crime he did not commit. Two federal legal decisions exonerated him; prosecutors finally offered a deal and, after negotiations, all words relating to guilt were removed, his innocence was read into the court record and he accepted a no-contest plea to third-degree murder so that he could leave prison immediately to see his ailing mother.