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Can Pennsylvania Afford the Death Penalty Activists Officials to Discuss Cost and Impact of Capital

March 5, 2009


Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law and College of Arts and Sciences will host a panel discussion featuring some of the region’s leading voices on capital punishment. As neighboring states have avoided executing prisoners or eliminated the death penalty altogether, Pennsylvania maintains the fourth-largest death row in the nation.

The panel will offer a diverse range of opinions from legislators, law enforcement, academics and attorneys. Panelists will examine why Pennsylvania has a death penalty and its effectiveness in preventing crime.


• Bruce L. Castor, Jr., District Attorney, Montgomery County (2000-2008) • Professor Jules Epstein, Widener University School of Law • Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, Chair, State Senate Judiciary Committee • Ellen Greenlee, Esq., Chief Defender, Defenders Association of Philadelphia • The Honorable Renee Cardwell Hughes, Judge, Court of Common Pleas • Ed Martone, Director of Public Education and Policy, New Jersey Association on Correction • Lisette M. McCormick, Esq., Executive Director, Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness

When: Friday, March 6, 2009, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Earle Mack School of Law, Room 140, 3320 Market Street


News Media Contact: Noah Cohen, News Media Bureau Associate 215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or

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