Friday, October 26, 2007

Former Prison Warden, Tekla Miller To Give Talk. Author of the Memoir The Warden Wore Pink

Former prison warden Tekla Dennison Miller will address San Juan College students and the community from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, in room 9012 of the Henderson Fine Arts Center. Her talk will focus on prison life, who goes to prison and the death penalty. She relates stories of when she was a warden and some of the prisoners she had to deal with.

Miller is unusual in that she ran both a man and a woman’s maximum security prison in Michigan at the same time. She is the author of three books and is a frequent speaker at corrections conferences across the United States.

Her published memoir, The Warden Wore Pink, is about her 20-year career in corrections. Miller also taught children in South Central LA after the riots, worked with mentally challenged enlisted men while employed with the U.S. Special Services in Germany, was the first female probation officer in Oakland County, Michigan, and the supervisor of the first prison camp for women in Michigan. Miller is a social activist, writer and national speaker focusing on women's issues, juvenile and criminal justice reform.

At the talk, her books will be available for sale and signing.

Connie Gotsch Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available

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