Documentary & exclusive Q&A
**Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel this event. Thank you for your interest.**
The Forensic Psychology Unit (FPU), in collaboration with Reprieve, present the award-winning documentary '14 Days in May' which tells the true story of the countdown to the execution of Edward Earl Johnson (pictured), followed by a Q&A session with Dan Dolan (Head of Death Penalty Policy at Reprieve) and members of the FPU including Professor Fiona Gabbert and guest panel member Professor Lorraine Hope (Portsmouth University).
Tickets cost £5, of which half of the profits will go to supporting Reprieve projects, and half will go to supporting FPU research.
About the documentary: ‘14 Days in May’ is an award-winning documentary which tells the true story of the countdown to the execution of Edward Earl Johnson, a young African-American who was put to death in the gas chamber of Mississippi’s state penitentiary on 20 May 1987. The 20th May 2017 marks 30 years since Edward Earl Johnson was executed for a crime he swore he never committed.
Convicted of the murder of a white police officer, Edward protested his innocence until his death. Reprieve’s Founder, Clive Stafford Smith, represented Edward in his final appeals and fought to save his life right up to the final minutes of Johnson’s life.
’14 Days in May’ is a great introduction to the realities of the death penalty in the US and gives an unparalleled insight into the injustices entrenched in the US justice system. The documentary chronicles a chapter of Clive’s career working to protect innocent people from execution. His work in this area inspired the creation of Reprieve, and is the foundation from which our life-saving work around the world has grown.
Reprieve is an organisation of courageous and committed human rights defenders, including lawyers and investigators. Founded in 1999 by British human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, we provide free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people: those facing execution, and those victimised by states’ abusive counter-terror policies – rendition, torture, extrajudicial imprisonment and extrajudicial killing. Based in London, we are currently working on behalf of over 100 people facing the death penalty in 17 countries, and 7 men imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay. We are also leading the fight against US-led missile drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. Our vision is a world free of execution, torture and detention without due process.
Q&A panel members:
Dan Dolan is head of Death Penalty Policy at Reprieve, and project lead on projects such as Stop Aid For Executions (SAFE)
Fiona Gabbert is a Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London, and Director of the Forensic Psychology Unit.
Lorraine Hope is Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology at the University of Portsmouth.
Dates & times
|4 May 2017||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
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