PULLMAN, Wash. – Troy Davis was executed this month in Georgia amid doubts about his guilt. Prisons across the country are filled with inmates convicted of drug crimes. The issues of wrongful execution and incarceration of non-violent offenders will be debated at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27, on Glenn Terrell mall as part of the Big Tent debate series at Washington State University.
 
DNA evidence, systemic racism, the prison industry and other aspects will be discussed.
 
Under the Big Tent is a public debate initiative with three goals: to involve the campus and extended community in civil debate of critical issues; to consider issues on local, regional, national and global levels, and to reclaim the tradition and art of public discourse. 
 
Debates are sponsored by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement, CUB and WSU Libraries.