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Media Advisory: Author Perkinson to Give Texas Prison Book Talk at Gulf Park Campus June 16 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, June 14, 2010
Contact Charmaine Williams Schmermund - 228.865.4573   

TO: News editors, directors

WHAT: The library at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will host a brown bag lunch and book talk with author Dr. Robert Perkinson.

WHERE: Room 204 of the library at the Gulf Park campus, Long Beach

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16 from noon – 1 p.m.

SPECIFICS: Perkinson, who received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University, currently serves as an associate professor at the University of Hawaii. He will discuss his book, “Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison’s Empire,” which provides a history of American punishment with a focus on the country’s most incarcerated and politically influential state.

CONTACT: Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.

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