Larry Golden

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Social Justice on the Prairie: Local to Global

  Panelists:

  • Dr. Larry Golden, UIS Professor Emeritus
  • Dr. Jan Droegkamp, UIS Professor Emerita
  • Dr. Tiffani Saunders, UIS Assistant Professor, Sociology and African American Studies

Moderator:

  • Rev. Susan Phillips, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church

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WUIS

Chris Abernathy walked out of an Illinois prison last week for the first time in nearly 30 years. 

The 48 year old had been serving time for the rape and murder of a 15 year old, Kristina Hickey. 

Abernathy's freedom came with the help of a group based at the University of Illinois Springfield.   The Illinois Innocence Project provided DNA testing that helped convince authorities to release Abernathy.