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Wednesday, January 18: The Exonerated


By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Sonia "Sunny" Jacobs spent 17 years in prison, 5 of those on death row, for a murder she didn't commit. She explained her ordeal like this, "I'll give you a moment to reflect: From 1976 to 1992, just remove that entire chunk from your life, and that's what happened." Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen traveled the country in 2000 collecting the stories of former death row inmates for their play "The Exonerated." Doug Fabrizio is joined by Blank, along with University of Utah law professor Jensie Anderson and Scott Hornoff, who was wrongfully convicted for a murder he didn't commit. They'll explore the stories of The Exonerated, and what they reveal about the death penalty.

  • On Saturday, January 28th, Weber State University Cultural Affairs will present The Actor's Gang in The Exonerated. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Allred Theatre. Tickets are $15 and $12. For tickets or more information, visit Cultural Affairs on-line or call 801-626-8500.
  • Tonight, Wednesday, January 18th at 6:15 p.m., The Utah Law Innocence Association will present the award-winning film After Innocence. Scott Hornoff will be on hand to answer questions. The event takes place at the Moot Courtroom of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah (332 South 1400 East). The event is free, but seating is limited. For more information, call Heather Harris at 801-913-6554.

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