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First Friday--Jeanne Woodford: From Warden to Advocate

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For adults and high school students.

Jeanne Woodford, former warden at San Quentin State Prison, will talk about her career in the criminal justice system and why she is an ardent supporter of Prop 34, the initiative that would replace the death penalty in California with life in prison without possibility of parole. During her time as warden, Woodford oversaw four executions, which she has said allowed her to “see this issue from many points of view.”

Woodford began her career as a correctional officer at San Quentin in 1978 at a time when women were far outnumbered by male correctional officers. Woodford more than proved her worth, rising through the ranks to become the prison’s first female warden in 2000, garnering the respect of staff and inmates.

This after-hours event is part of the Mill Valley Public Library's ongoing First Friday series, which takes place in the Library's Main Reading Room. A wine reception will begin at 6:30pm and the program will begin at 7:00pm. The event is free but registration is recommended. To register, call the Library Reference Desk or sign up online at http://www.millvalleylibrary.org.


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