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SC and the Death Penalty: Race, Innocence and Mental Illness | Emily Paavola | TEDxHammondSchool
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Added Oct 10, 2016
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Emily talks about the disparities among death row inmates; particularly African-American males and those suffering from mental illness. Hear about a group that is trying to change that.

Emily Paavola is the Legal Director at Justice 360, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality legal representation to people facing a death sentence in South Carolina. She is a graduate of Baylor University and Cornell Law School. She has authored a number of scholarly articles about the death penalty, and she regularly speaks at legal training conferences on topics such as race, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and the practical aspects of litigating capital cases.

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