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Death Row: The Final Minutes: My life as an execution witness in America's most infamous prison (Paperback)
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Death Row: The Final Minutes: My life as an execution witness in America's most infamous prison (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/05/2018
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"You want to know how long it takes someone to die by lethal injection in Texas? Start singing Silent Night and when you get to 'Mother and Child'... well, that's how long it takes. I know this because I saw it happen once." Larry Fitzgerald Over a period of 17 years, Larry Fitzgerald and Michelle Lyons between them witnessed almost 500 executions. As public relations officers for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Larry and Michelle were regularly sent to Huntsville Prison to record death-row inmates' final actions before being taken to the death chamber. When they first started out, both of them had an unwavering belief in the death penalty's role as an effective deterrent against crime, but over the years doubt began to creep into their thoughts. Over the course of their time there, Larry and Michelle would each form deep bonds with the condemned men and women there and would question why so many, who had reformed in their time in the prison, were still being put to death. An incredibly powerful and unique look at the complex story of capital punishment, as told through those whose lives have been shaped by it, Death Row is an important take on crime and justice at a fascinating point in America's political history.

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781911600695
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“Honest and Gripping read.”

what an extremely fascinating, gripping and brutally honest account from Michelle Lyons with her personal experiences from death row.
A lot of people have mixed feelings about death row after reading this book it will... More

Hardback edition
10th May 2018
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“Fascinating”

Being a huge fan of the true crime genre, I have never actually read something that told the stories of inmates awaiting the death penalty, so for me this was a really insightful book.
Both thought provoking and... More

“Fascinating read”

This is a really interesting read, even though I'm currently only a few chapters in I am thoroughly enjoying it. She references her journal a fair amount, in which she sounds very aloof and unfazed by death in... More

Hardback edition
7th May 2018
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