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Capital punishment : an indictment by a death-row survivor

Author: Billy Wayne Sinclair; Jodie Sinclair
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hacette Book Group, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Billy Wayne Sinclair was only 21 when he heard the Louisiana judge pronounce these words: "I hereby sentence you to death in the electric chair." It was the culmination of a botched holdup committed the year before in which Billy had accidentally shot and killed a man. Billy spent the next 40 years in Angola Prison, one of the country's worst, six of those years on death row. When in 1972 the Supreme Court struck  Read more...
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Named Person: Billy Wayne Sinclair; Billy Wayne Sinclair
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Billy Wayne Sinclair; Jodie Sinclair
ISBN: 9781559708999 1559708999
OCLC Number: 225870335
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The justice gene --
Death row redux --
Whim and caprice --
Surviving --
The cocktail --
Slow and agonizing --
Mistakes in last-minute appeals --
Two cases of innocence --
Another Texas DNA exoneration --
Child rape --
The killers of women --
The crime victims movement --
Youth violence --
The saga of Louisiana's first post-Furman execution.
Responsibility: Billy Wayne Sinclair and Jodie Sinclair ; foreword by Sister Helen Prejean.
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Billy Wayne Sinclair was only 21 when he heard the Louisiana judge pronounce these words: "I hereby sentence you to death in the electric chair." It was the culmination of a botched holdup committed the year before in which Billy had accidentally shot and killed a man. Billy spent the next 40 years in Angola Prison, one of the country's worst, six of those years on death row. When in 1972 the Supreme Court struck down the death penalty as arbitrary and capricious, Billy was re-sentenced to life without parole. Finally released in 2006, he now examines the death penalty in great detail, from ancient history--an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth--to the present. Informed by his own experience and his decades-long studies, this book offers important information about, and insights into, a subject that is as heated and controversial today as it ever was.--Publisher description.

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