Autobiography of an Execution

February 10th, 2010

While executions in the U.S. are considered public policy, they are carried out in private;  often far, far away from public scrutiny.  In Texas, the execution capital of America, they happen with barely a mention.  Yet, at least outside of Texas, the tide may be turning against state sponsored murder.  David R. Dow, the litigation director of the Texas Defender Service and a Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, in his new book The Autobiography of an Execution gives us an up close and personal look inside the death penalty.   My conversation with David Dow:

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