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Second Chances – Retribution and Reform – Green River College 2020-2021 One Book Conversation
November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Featuring guest Jeremiah Bourgeois, Journalist, Legal Scholar and Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform. In 1993, Jeremiah Bourgeois was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a crime he committed as a fourteen-year-old. Join us as Mr. Bourgeois talks about the path that led to his twenty-seven years of incarceration, his ultimate transformation and release from confinement, and his trials and triumphs during the reentry process. Mr. Bourgeois is currently earning his Law Degree at Gonzaga University and is an advocate for criminal justice reform.
This is part of Green River College’s 2020-21 One Book Conversation on the U.S. Carcercal System and Injustice. For background information read
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
- Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton and Cari Lynn
(You do not need to read the books to attend talks.)