Larry L. Franklin will discuss issues related to the now closed Tamms Correctional Center which he has explored comprehensively in his book, “Supermax Prison: Controlling the Most Dangerous Criminals,” co-authored with Dr. Chandra Rakesh.
Mr. Franklin received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2003. He is the author of four other books, including “The Rita Nitz Story: A Life without Parole” and “Dark Days in Chicago: The Rehabilitation of an Urban Street Terrorist.”
He also holds a master’s degree in music from Southern Illinois University, and he taught music there for several years. He subsequently became a certified financial planner, and in 2007 he retired after more than thirty years in that profession to concentrate on his writing.
The meeting, free and open to the public, will begin with a coffee and social hour at 9:30 a.m.