Henderson to Speak about 'The Face of Clemency'
Judy Henderson, who worked with the Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics
for many years, will discuss her time in prison and the challenges of moving into
a world of cell phones and social media after decades of disconnection from many aspects
"The Face of Clemency" will take place at noon, Tuesday, March 6, in Room 1066, Scott
Henderson, a 68-year-old grandmother, spent 35 years in prison for a murder committed
by her boyfriend, was granted clemency by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in December
2017. Her case attracted the attention of the legal clinics and of Christopher Collins,
S.J., assistant to the president for mission and identity, who advocated for clemency
for her. The legal clinics teamed with private lawyers to work for Henderson's release
for years to help secure her release.
Henderson will talk with students about her life, her time in prison and the challenges
of moving into a world of cell phones, computers and social media after decades of
incarceration and disconnection from many aspects of society.