A CONFERENCE ON SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE DEATH PENALTY
October 7, 2017 10 AM – 2 PM (Box Lunch Provided)
Room 120 in the Salsbury Science Building
University of Sioux Falls Campus
An independent, freelance photojournalist based in New York State, Scott is most notably known for his educational and artistic work on the death penalty. He has documented capital punishment for the last 20 years as part of a long-term project that has been exhibited around the world. Scott is a grassroots organizer for human rights and social justice issues and currently travels regularly to speak about capital punishment and his photography documentary project.
The former Attorney General of SD will also join the conference and speak on the comparison between our Severe Mental Illness (SMI) legislation and current SD law.
Paula J. Caplan
A clinical and research psychologist, expert witness, activist, advocate, playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, actor, and director, Dr. Caplan received an A.B. with honors from Radcliffe College of Harvard University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. She is currently Associate at the DuBois Institute and has authored 11 books in addition to writing numerous articles, book chapters, and essays. Her short film about the death penalty and intellectual disability, “The Test,” won the top prize at the Alliance for Community Media/New England Film Festival. She also produced a documentary film about PTSD and veterans entitled “Is Anybody Listening?” which won several prestigious awards. and will be shown at the end of the conference.
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