Shepherd to host death penalty discussion
The Shepherd University Common Reading Program, the George Washington Institute of Living Ethics and the Shepherd University Foundation will sponsor a panel discussion titled “Sick Behind Bars: The Ethics of the Incarceration of the Mentally Ill” on Thursday, Mar. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium.
Panelists include Richard Dieter, former executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center; Jim Auxer, clinical psychologist at Eastern Regional Jail and mayor of Shepherdstown; Don Patchell, a clinical psychologist at the Hope Center at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Martinsburg and Michael Lorensen, 23rd Judicial Circuit Court judge. The discussion will be moderated by Amy Hampton, lecturer in the Department of Social Work.