David Brooks of the New York Times says that David Grann’s article on Todd Willingham was the “most powerful essay” he read all year and worthy of a Sidney Award. Read his entire article “The Sidney Awards“. Every year, I give out Sidney Awards to the best magazine essays of the year. In an age…read more
Angel of Death Row by Andrea Lyon is going to become available in January of 2010. It is a collection of stories that complete her memoirs on a life of service as a death penalty trial attorney. While her book is not meant to be an argumentative piece for or against the death penalty, it…read more
Last week an article about an exoneree suing his attorneys was printed in several papers. At the time I knew that something was not right, that the whole story was not being printed but I had not caught up with being out of town and responded yet. I know Jeff Blackburn, with the Innocence Project…read more
Hulu.com is streaming the full movie of “Dead Man Walking” this month, so if you never got a chance to see it, now you can watch it for free online. You can also enter Texas Moratorium Network’s free drawing to win a phone conversation with Sister Helen Prejean.
Wednesday, December 3 at 7PMAt UT in Parlin, Room 302 Death Row is a horrible place. Prisoners are kept in their cells 23hours of the day without group recreation, education programs, oradequate food. This holiday season, the Campaign to End the DeathPenalty is trying to bring a little bit of joy to an otherwise bleakand…read more
If you are interested in what really happens inside prison or just want to experience a great memoir, MOTHER CALIFORNIA: A Story of Redemption Behind Bars, by Kenneth E. Hartman, is the book to read. Kenneth E. Hartman has served 30 continuous years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on a life without…read more