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Back from the dead : one woman's search for the men who walked off America's death row

Author: Joan M Cheever
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What would happen if the United States abolished the death penalty and emptied its Death Rows? If killers were released from prison? What would they do with their second chance to live? Would they kill again? Back From The Dead is the story of 589 former death row inmates who, through a lottery of fate, were given a second chance at life in 1972 when the death penalty was abolished; it returned to the United States  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan M Cheever
ISBN: 0470017503 9780470017500
OCLC Number: 63186137
Description: xi, 308 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A date with death --
A "visit" from Walter --
Winners of America's 1972 death row lottery --
Class of '72: where are you? --
A dead man walking and talking --
From a cell of law books to a library of one --
Once a con, always? --
The innocents: Pitts and Lee --
"Pops": the oldest member of the class --
A promise to keep --
A report card --
A promise to kill again --
A killer's 32-year Christmas shopping trip --
Finding Furman --
Finding forgiveness.
Responsibility: Joan M. Cheever.

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The abolition of the death penalty in 1972 by the Supreme Court released 611 murderers and rapists from Death Row--;giving them, in that historic, temporary ruling, the luxury of freedom and a fresh  Read more...

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...an extraordinary achievement...bittersweet...powerful" (The Irish Independent Supplement, July 2006) "...amazing narrative..." (Lancashire Evening Post, August 2006) "...important messages Read more...

 
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