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Dead Man Walking

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 9780679751311
Genre : Law
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A Catholic nun shares her unique perspective of the death penalty gained through her counseling of death-row inmates

The Death Of Innocents

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 1853116823
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sr Helen Prejean has accompanied five men to execution since she began her work in 1982. She believes the last two, Dobie Williams in Louisiana and Joseph O'Dell in Virginia, were innocent, but their juries were blocked from seeing all the evidence and their defence teams were incompetent. 'The readers of this book will be the first "jury" with access to all the evidence the trail juries never saw', she says. The Death of Innocents shows how race, prosecutorial ambition, poverty and publicity determine who dies and who lives. Prejean raises profound constitutional questions about the legality of the death penalty.

Forgiving The Dead Man Walking

Author : Debbie Morris
ISBN : 9780310231875
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Robert Willie, the death-row prisoner in Dead Man Walking, was convicted of raping a woman who tells her story here.

Victims Of Dead Man Walking

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Don T Kill In Our Names

Author : Rachel King
ISBN : 0813531829
Genre : Social Science
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Presents the stories of ten members of a national anti-death penalty group, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, describing what led them to choose forgiveness for the killers of their loved ones instead of revenge.

Helen Prejean

Author : Joyce Duriga
ISBN : 9780814646878
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No person has worked more effectively toward the abolition of the death penalty in the United States than Helen Prejean, CSJ. Her best-selling book Dead Man Walking, and the hit Hollywood film adaptation in which she was played by Susan Sarandon, was a catalyst for drawing national attention to the issue. In the years since then, her continuing and often controversial work with death-row inmates has kept the issue near the forefront of national debate. She has confronted lawyers and judges, politicians and the media, to expose the indignity and injustice of the death penalty and inhumane prison conditions. In Helen Prejean: Death Row’s Nun, Joyce Duriga explores Sister Helen’s life growing up in upper-middle-class Louisiana, her growing awareness of the injustice of the death penalty, and its disproportionate targeting of the poor and minorities, and her introduction to death-row inmates Patrick Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie. Through this book, readers will witness her life’s work with victims and their families, and see how she came to understand her role in prison ministry, not only as an activist but as a champion fighting for hope and restorative justice for those facing the death penalty.

The Autobiography Of An Execution

Author : David R. Dow
ISBN : 9780446573948
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Near the beginning of The Autobiography of an Execution, David Dow lays his cards on the table. "People think that because I am against the death penalty and don't think people should be executed, that I forgive those people for what they did. Well, it isn't my place to forgive people, and if it were, I probably wouldn't. I'm a judgmental and not very forgiving guy. Just ask my wife." It this spellbinding true crime narrative, Dow takes us inside of prisons, inside the complicated minds of judges, inside execution-administration chambers, into the lives of death row inmates (some shown to be innocent, others not) and even into his own home--where the toll of working on these gnarled and difficult cases is perhaps inevitably paid. He sheds insight onto unexpected phenomena-- how even religious lawyer and justices can evince deep rooted support for putting criminals to death-- and makes palpable the suspense that clings to every word and action when human lives hang in the balance.

Life After Death Row

Author : Saundra Davis Westervelt
ISBN : 0813553830
Genre : Law
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Life after Death Row examines the post-incarceration struggles of individuals who have been wrongly convicted of capital crimes, sentenced to death, and subsequently exonerated. Drawing upon research on trauma, recovery, coping, and stigma, the authors weave a nuanced fabric of grief, loss, resilience, hope, despair, and meaning to provide the richest account to date of the struggles faced by people striving to reclaim their lives in contemporary American society after years of wrongful incarceration.

Catholicism And Ethics

Author : Edward J. Hayes
ISBN : 0964908778
Genre : Religion
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Dead Family Walking

Author : D. D. De Vinci
ISBN : 0977188108
Genre : Social Science
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A potent rebuttal to Dead Man Walking. Authorized detailed account by the Bourque family twenty eight years after the murder of their daughter. The crime was the basis of the book and movie Dead Man Walking.

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