A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle against the by Todd C. Peppers,Margaret A. Anderson,Joseph M. Giarratano

By Todd C. Peppers,Margaret A. Anderson,Joseph M. Giarratano

there were many heroes and sufferers within the conflict to abolish the loss of life penalty, and Marie Deans matches into either one of these different types. A South Carolina local who yearned to be a fiction author, Marie used to be thrust by means of a mix of circumstances—including the homicide of her liked mother-in-law—into an international a lot stranger than fiction, a global during which minorities and the terrible have been chosen to be sacrificed to what ideally suited court docket Justice Harry Blackmun referred to as the "machinery of death."

Marie came upon herself battling to convey justice to the felony approach and to deliver humanity not just to prisoners on dying row yet to the guards and wardens to boot. in the course of Marie's time as a demise penalty opponent in South Carolina and Virginia, she skilled the highs of assisting exonerate the blameless and the lows of status demise watch within the dying residence with thirty-four condemned men.

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