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 dying penalty, and Marie Deans suits into either one of these different types. A South Carolina local who yearned to be a fiction author, Marie used to be thrust via a mixture of circumstances—including the homicide of her loved mother-in-law—into an international a lot stranger than fiction, a global during which minorities and the negative have been chosen to be sacrificed to what ideal court docket Justice Harry Blackmun referred to as the "machinery of death."

Marie stumbled on herself struggling with to carry justice to the criminal method and to deliver humanity not just to prisoners on demise row yet to the guards and wardens in addition. in the course of Marie's time as a loss of life 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 demise condominium with thirty-four condemned men.

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