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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 of society.

"The Face of Clemency" will take place at noon, Tuesday, March 6, in Room 1066, Scott Hall.

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.