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eBook Finding Life On Death Row: Profiles of Six Inmates ePub

by Stephen B. Bright,Katya Lezin

  • ISBN: 1555534570
  • Category: Specific Groups
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Stephen B. Bright,Katya Lezin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Northeastern University Press (October 26, 2000)
  • Pages: 212
  • ePub book: 1829 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1988 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 603

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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Her even-handed presentations of the cases of six death-row inmates, drawn from the files of Stephen Bright, director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, introduce readers to the inmates, the victims, the families, horrible crimes and horrible judges. As attorney Bright notes in his informative foreword, "A society that employs such an enormous, severe, irreversible, and violent penalty, which has been discarded by much of the rest of the world, should at least know whom it is killing. All six cases here are from the South: one is a woman, two have already been executed.

Katya Lezin now shows in this thought-provoking book how an array of factors often leads people to commit .

Her portraits of these men and women cast new light on the inequities inherent in the criminal justice system.

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Authors : Lezin, Katya. Finding Life On Death Row: Profiles of Six Inmates. Title : Finding Life On Death Row: Profiles of Six Inmates. Book has writing on first page. Paperback This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good readable condition. Drawn from the case files of appeals attorney Stephen B. Bright, Lezin provides illuminating profiles of six convicted murderers, two of whom have been executed. Her portraits of these men and women cast new light on the inequities inherent in the criminal justice system. University Press of New England.

Lezin, a former assistant director at Georgetown University Law Center's career services office, presents a. .Profiles of Six Inmates.

Lezin, a former assistant director at Georgetown University Law Center's career services office, presents a nuanced, original broadside against the death penalty. Lezin provides surprisingly sympathetic portraits of the six inmates (two since executed, one eventually freed), particularly making efforts to highlight ways in which these individuals have paradoxically bettered themselves, as in the case of "the apostle of death row," who was electrocuted in Georgia even after numerous appeals by the clergy.

Katya Lezin and Stephen B. Bright (1991). Northeastern University Press. ISBN 978-1-55553-405-9. This Louisville-related article is a stub.

Joseph Carl Shaw, a military policeman who suffered from schizophrenia and attempted to medicate himself with illegal drugs, committed three murders after being turned away from a mental health clinic; a court-appointed lawyer advised him to plead guilty and put his fate in the hands of a politically ambitious judge who sentenced him to death. Judy Haney was convicted of killing a man who had abused her and her children; she was represented by a lawyer who appeared in court so drunk that the presiding judge sent him to jail to dry out, and then later appointed the same lawyer to handle Haney's appeal.For many prisoners on death row, the stories are similar, the dispensing of justice questionable. Katya Lezin now shows in this thought-provoking book how an array of factors often lead people to commit capital crimes -- and how perfunctory treatment by judges and court-appointed attorneys often leads them to death row.Drawn from the case files of appeals attorney Stephen B. Bright, Lezin provides illuminating profiles of six convicted murderers, two of whom have been executed. She tells about the crimes, life circumstances that contributed to the capital offenses, the legal cases, and the torment endured by the families of the condemned. Her compelling portraits of these men and women underscore the question of whether the death penalty is more often imposed on the poorest and most vulnerable perpetrators rather than on the worst criminals.Lezin's work goes behind the slogans of the war on crime to unmask the human face of capital punishment. It casts new light on the inequities inherent in the criminal justice system and offers food for thought for anyone struggling with the moral dilemmas raised by the death penalty.

Comments

Kinashand Kinashand
As a staunch opponent of the death penalty,this book reinforced my beliefs that this must stop in our civilized nation.
Grinin Grinin
Great book. Unfortunately I purchased it because my childhood friend's story is in the book. He sided on SC's death row. But again, a well written book.
lucky kitten lucky kitten
If you are concerned about the issue of the death penalty, whether you consider yourself for or against it, this is an important book for you to read. Advocates for the abolition of the death penalty will certainly find moving and compelling support for their position in the lives of the condemned described here. Proponents of the death penalty can educate themselves about the inadequacies of the criminal justice system with this book. This is a very well-written and straightforward book. It will be interesting and informative to those in the legal field as well as to any member of the general public who is concerned about this issue.