Congregation of the Condemned Shirley Dicks

ISBN: 9780879759704

Published: August 1st 1995

Paperback

290 pages


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Congregation of the Condemned  by  Shirley Dicks

Congregation of the Condemned by Shirley Dicks
August 1st 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 290 pages | ISBN: 9780879759704 | 8.11 Mb

Editor Shirley Dickss son Jeff was involved in a robbery attempt that resulted in the death of a storekeeper. A bungled defense led to his conviction for murder- he has been on death row since 1979. Dicks has become bitterly aware that justice inMoreEditor Shirley Dickss son Jeff was involved in a robbery attempt that resulted in the death of a storekeeper.

A bungled defense led to his conviction for murder- he has been on death row since 1979. Dicks has become bitterly aware that justice in America is dealt out not blindly, but selectively. People have been sentenced to death not because they have been found to be uncontrollably violent but because they were hopelessly poor.

. . .They are the losers in an arbitrary lottery. You wont find a wealthy person on death row. A system like this does not enhance respect for human life- it cheapens and degrades it.Congregation of the Condemned features writings by inmates, members of victims families, legal and medical experts, religious and political figures, actors, and journalists, as well as opinions from such organizations as the ACLU and the NAACP.

Contributors include Senator Edward Kennedy, Mike Farrell, Mario Cuomo, Hugo Bedau, Tom Wicker, Peter Gabriel, Watt Espy, Coretta Scott King, and many others.



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