The film "Mississippi Innocence" will be shown on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ford Academic Complex room 215. Following the film, there will be a question and answer time with project director Tucker Carrington.
"Mississippi Innocence" follows the story of the Mississippi Innocence Project in its work to free Noxubee County residents Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks who together spent a combined 32 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. As a result of the work of innocence project lawyers, Brewer and Brooks were released in the spring of 2008.
"I try to think of the horror of being sentenced to death when I am innocent, and I realize I cannot begin to imagine what these men have gone through. These stories about the realities of our justice system are compelling and fascinating. We are most fortunate to have Dr. Carrington here for this event, and people will be glad that they came to see the movie and hear about the project," said James Bowley, professor of religious studies.
The event is sponsored by the Millsaps Secular Society, S.L.A.C.K.E.R.S., the Jewish Culture Organization and the Young Democrats.