Text and excerpts from interviews accompany b&w portraits of death-row inmates by an award-winning commercial and art photographer. Emphasis is on inmates' humanity and societal factors that led to their crimes. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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There is a never-ending fascination with inmates on death row. Jones, an award-winning commercial and art photographer, has interviewed and photographed 27 men and women on death rows across the country. Some, like Mumia-Abu-Jamal of Philadelphia, are well known. Others, like Nelson Shelton of Delaware, have never received publicity. All 27 have stories to tell, which Jones records here. His own comments, however, are the most memorable part of the book. This work is a worthy companion to Howard Zehr's Doing Life (LJ 8/96). Both volumes record the horrors of the prison system and the death penalty, and both leave readers with many unanswered questions. Both volumes are highly recommended for all libraries.?Frances Sandiford, Green Haven Correction. Facil. Lib., Stormville, N.Y.
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Book Description Northeastern, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111555532772
Book Description Northeastern, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1555532772