Capital Punishment

 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
  These photos of whites torturing and lynching black men present a side of U.S. history that most history books ignore. They provide one of the many reasons why blacks (and Indians) hold a...
 
June 4 2012, 0 Comments
John "Babbacombe" Lee After three attempts to hang John Lee at Exeter Prison in Devon, England, the hanging was called off. Years later he was paroled.   by Robert Walsh  It...
 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
The lethal-injection chamber in California's San Quentin Prison. Death-row inmates are increasingly foregoing the appeal process to hasten the date of their execution. "Volunteers" now account...
 
October 5 2009, 0 Comments
Sept. 30, 2009 Updated June 25, 2010 Caryl Chessman Convicted in 1948 as “The Red Light Bandit,” Caryl Chessman would become an internationally known “Death Row” author and make the cover of...
 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
Jan. 30, 1999 Updated: Feb. 8, 1999 and June 25, 2001 An overview of the death penalty in this century -- with the leading arguments for and against capital punishment, and some of the leading...
 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
October 26, 2008Entrance to HM Prison Manchester (Strangeways) where, in a special execution room, Albert Pierrepoint carried out the famous "quickest hanging" in 7 seconds. (photo credit:...

Other Voices TV: Executing Justice

November 28 2012, 0 Comments
Other Voices TV: Executing Justice from PPJC Videos on Vimeo. A conversation with J. Patrick O'Connor author of SCAPEGOAT: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper. Kevin Cooper...

The Man They Couldn’t Hang

June 4 2012, 0 Comments
John "Babbacombe" Lee After three attempts to hang John Lee at Exeter Prison in Devon, England, the hanging was called off. Years later he was paroled.   by Robert Walsh  It...

Ruth Ellis: Love, Lust and Death on the Gallows

February 29 2012, 0 Comments
Feb. 29, 2012 Ruth Ellis It was a time of “no sex please, we’re British.”  Women, if they had to mention the three-letter word, preferred to spell it out in a whisper. As for men, they...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 00:31
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October 26, 2008Entrance to HM Prison Manchester (Strangeways) where, in a special execution room, Albert Pierrepoint carried out the famous "quickest hanging" in 7 seconds. (photo credit: Stemonitis)Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the Pierrepoints, first Henry,...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 00:30
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Edgar Smith Edgar Smith, with William F. Buckley Jr. blithely playing his stooge, wrote his way to freedom from the Death House in Trenton State Prison in 1971, becoming the most famous death-row prisoner of his time. Fourteen and-a-half years earlier, Smith -- at age 23...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 00:24
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The lethal-injection chamber in California's San Quentin Prison. Death-row inmates are increasingly foregoing the appeal process to hasten the date of their execution. "Volunteers" now account for more than one of every eight executions. by Robert Anthony Phillips Timothy...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 00:20
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Jan. 30, 1999 Updated: Feb. 8, 1999 and June 25, 2001 An overview of the death penalty in this century -- with the leading arguments for and against capital punishment, and some of the leading cases that have motivated the public. by J.J. Maloney More than 4,500 people...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 00:14
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Explores some of the unusual and even humorous facts attending capital punishment. by Bonnie Bobit   Did You Know? Frank Johnson was the first death row inmate electrocuted in Florida. He met his fate with the electric chair on October 7, 1924. Throughout 1929 and...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 00:10
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The true story of a young black man who was executed for murder and an old gangster who wasn't.  You decide who got the better of it. by J.J. Maloney When I got to work that evening, in 1967, the ward was empty except for old Tony, who hadn't spoken an intelligible...
Mon, 10/05/2009 - 00:30
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Sept. 30, 2009 Updated June 25, 2010 Caryl Chessman Convicted in 1948 as “The Red Light Bandit,” Caryl Chessman would become an internationally known “Death Row” author and make the cover of Time Magazine. His appeal attorney came within minutes of preventing his wrongful...
Wed, 04/29/2009 - 23:47
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Ruth Brown Ruth Brown was only 13 when she went to work as a telephone operator. She worked the night shift. During the day she studied shorthand and bookkeeping and dreamed of growing up and marrying her boss. Not the boss at the telephone company, but some ideal of a...
Fri, 04/24/2009 - 20:57
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April 5, 2009 Mumia Abu-Jamal's 27 years on Death Row for a murder he did not commit would have turned almost anyone else into an embittered, defeated man. Instead, he has remained what he always was, "the voice of the voiceless," as he demonstrates yet again in his most...

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