Triangle Briefs

'Death of Innocents' topic of discussion

May 22, 2007 

— Area residents are invited to participate in a community book discussion at 7 p.m. June 4 about the UNC Summer Read of 2007, "Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions."

Written by Helen Prejean, the book examines the historical context of state executions. Sister Prejean's first book, "Dead Man Walking," was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

The discussion will take place in the Century Center in downtown Carrboro. Kimberly Cook, chairwoman of the sociology and criminal justice department at UNC-Wilmington, will present her findings on the life experiences of wrongfully convicted persons after their release from death row.

The Carrboro Cybrary has a limited number of books for loan. A branch of the Orange County Public Libraries, it is located in the Century Center at 100 N. Greensboro St. For information, call 918-7387 or go to www.co.orange.nc.us/ library/cybrary.

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