Documentary explores professors' work in Alabama prison

prisonbarsWBRC FOX6 News special report ,“The Prison’s Professors,” which aired in December 2015, will be shown 6 p.m. April 7 in the UAB Hill Student Center Alumni Theater. The documentary explores the history of UAB’s Lecture Series in Donaldson Correctional Facility.

The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring a new or used paperback book for donation to the prison.

A panel discussion about education in Alabama’s prison system will follow the screening. Panelists include: WBRC FOX6 News anchor Beth Shelburne, writer and producer of the documentary; Jefferson S. Dunn, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections; UAB Department of Justice Sciences chair Jeffery Walker, Ph.D., as moderator; Alison Chapman, Ph.D., chair of the UAB Department of English; Connie Kohler, professor emerita of the UAB School of Public Health; and Martha Earwood, assistant professor in the Department of Justice Sciences.

Learn more about the lecture series and ways to support it online.

Additional Info

  • Event Date: April 7