Death Penalty

Movies Reviews

DEAD MAN WALKING

Of Monsters, Murder and Divine Mercy “Sister, I won’t ask for forgiveness; my sins are all I have,” sings Bruce Springsteen in this movie’s title song while the end credits roll over the screen – giving voice once more to Matthew Poncelet and the men portrayed in Sister Helen Prejean‘s nonfiction account on which this […]

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Literature Reviews

Barry Scheck / Peter Neufeld / Jim Dwyer: Actual Innocence – When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make It Right

A scathing Verdict on the U.S. Criminal Justice System “Our procedure has been always haunted by the ghost of the innocent man convicted.” – U.S. v. Garsson, D.C., 291 F. 646, 649 (1923) (Judge Learned Hand) While you may find “Actual Innocence” in the “true crime” section of your bookstore, this is not your typical […]

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