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Witness to an Execution

Witness to an Execution tells the stories of the men and women involved with the execution of deathrow inmates at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. The voices in Witness to an Execution tell a rare story. Major Kenneth Dean, a member of the "tie-down" team, describes the act of walking an inmate from his cell to the death chamber. Jim Brazzil, a death house chaplain who has witnessed 114 executions, remembers inmates' last words to him. Former corrections officer Fred Allen discusses his own mental breakdown, caused, he says, by participating in one too many executions.


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Bob Huckabee
Bob Huckabee (Faculty)
15 years ago
I used this in my Correctional Institutions course during the last week of the semester. The students were very attentive, and seemed to appreciate hearing from people who actually administer the death penalty. As I told them in my introduction, this is a group that is seldom heard from.
Used in course? Yes