America's Condemned: Death Row Inmates in Their Own Words

America's Condemned: Death Row Inmates in Their Own Words

by Dan Malone

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With virtually every poll in America citing crime as one of the public's biggest concerns, in late 1994 and early 1995, the Dallas Morning News sent a questionnaire to every man and woman in the country on Death Row, asking some 75 questions about their crimes, their experiences, their attitudes, etc. The survey was drafted by the News with input from a veteran capital murder prosecutor, a Death Row appeals lawyer, a criminologist, a forensic psychiatrist, a Death Row warden and a former Death Row inmate. The paper received received more than 700 responses.The result is the first in-depth, comprehensive national survey of Death Row inmates. This book is an expansion of the paper's four-installment series that appeared in 1997.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449444914
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Series: Backlist eBook Program
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 858,071
File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Prologue: A View from Death Row9
Part 1Faces of Death Row
1.A Life of Crime33
2.Purging His Murderous Past43
3.When the System Fails56
4.Lives Gone Awry69
5.Different Paths, Same End85
Part 2Causes of Crime
6.Playmates Turned Inmates103
7.Crimes of the Father116
8.Descent into Murder127
9.Insane and Condemned137
Part 3Meting Out Justice
10.States of Execution151
11.Twists in the System164
12.Not Guilty, but Not Free177
Part 4Living with Death
13.Carrying On in the Face of Death189
14.Inside Story206
15.Turning the Tables217
Authors' Note227
AppendixA Survey of Death Row Inmates, August 1995
Survey Results235

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