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Attorney Marty Stroud Addresses Injustice in the Legal System

Jan. 27, 2016 – For more than 30 years, an innocent man languished on death row in one of the toughest prisons in the United States because evidence of his innocence was overlooked by the prosecuting attorneys. One of those attorneys is now speaking out about the injustice that was done and the price of “winning at all costs.”

Collin College’s Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes A.M. “Marty” Stroud from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the college’s Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The event is free and open to the public

Stroud served as a prosecutor in the case against Glenn Ford, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Shreveport, La. in 1984. Ford was given the death penalty and sent to Angola Prison, reputedly one of the toughest in the nation. Ford fought his conviction until 2014 when the state allowed new evidence to be presented and his conviction was overturned. Ford was released from prison in March 2014, but died from lung cancer in June of this year. 

Stroud will speak about his experiences with the criminal justice system and his role in Ford’s conviction. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

This Distinguished Speaker Series speaker is co-sponsored by the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement and the Interdisciplinary Committee on Race, Poverty and Crime.

For more information, contact the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at 972.881.5927 or csce@collin.edu .  

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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