Death Penalty Panel Discussion at PCC

The Death Penalty in Oregon:
Targeting the Poor and Mentally Ill

Join us for a panel discussion on the Death Penalty in Oregon: Targeting the Poor and Mentally Ill. This event will discuss problems with the death penalty in Oregon including mental illness evaluation during trials, effects of solitary confinement, mental illness treatment on death row, and more. The panel will include Capital Defense Attorney Jeff Ellis, forensic and clinical psychologist Dr. Michelle Guyton, and political science Professor Dr. Michael Sonnleitner.

February 21, 2013
6:00 – 7:30PM
Portland Community College
Cascade Campus
Student Center (SC), Cafeteria
705 N. Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97217

Jeff Ellis is a capital defense attorney practicing in Oregon. He is the director of the Oregon Capital Resource Center that trains attorneys for capital defense cases.

Dr. Michelle Guyton is a clinical and forensic psychologist in Oregon. She is an Associate Professor at Pacific University and conducts research on how inmates adjust to prison. She is also the co-founder of The Northwest Forensic Institute.

Dr. Michael Sonnleitner
is a political science professor at Portland Community College. He received the Fulbright Teaching Fellow in 2009 and has spent his life devoted to studying Gandhi and teaching nonviolence. He founded the Peace and Conflict Studies program at PCC.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Amnesty International USA Group 48 and PCC Black Student Union. For more information, contact Daniel Smith at

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