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Autobiography of an Execution

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

David Dow has represented over 100 death row cases in Texas. In The Autobiography of an Execution he takes readers inside the issue of the death penalty—from the inner-workings of the criminal justice system to prisons and execution chambers—and reveals the challenges of working on these cases.

Guests:

David Dow

Comments [6]

john from office

Len invite some of these people home, they sound great.

Feb. 03 2010 01:58 PM
scott

Is there sex bias in executions?

Feb. 03 2010 01:50 PM
David from New York

If a firefighter exam can be overturned after being empirically found racially biased (cf NH), can't the death penalty?

Feb. 03 2010 01:46 PM
Joel Weber

I suspect that racism is a major issue in bringing death penalty cases, but I would like to know overall how many whites have been accused of killing blacks as opposed to blacks killing whites.

Feb. 03 2010 01:45 PM
john from office

Can we hear what the crimes were, just for kicks. I know I am supposed to forget that these are criminals.

Feb. 03 2010 01:34 PM
Merrill Clark from NY, NY

I have heard that 2/3 of the death penalty are reversed on appeal. True?

Feb. 03 2010 01:30 PM

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