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‘Why Innocent People Are Sentenced to Death’ topic of April 3 Farber Forum at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Jonathan Gould, principal investigator of the Preventing Wrongful Convictions Project, will present “Why Innocent People Are Sentenced to Death,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 at the University of South Dakota’s Farber Hall.

Presented by the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership and the USD Political Science League, “Why Innocent People Are Sentenced to Death” is free and open to the public.

Gould has a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School; a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He was a United States Supreme Court Fellow and Principal Investigator of the Preventing Wrongful Conviction Project for the National Institute of Justice.

For more information about this Farber Forum, please contact the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at (605) 677-5702 or e-mail


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News