The Resource Capital punishment : an indictment by a death-row survivor, Billy Wayne Sinclair and Jodie Sinclair ; foreword by Sister Helen Prejean

Capital punishment : an indictment by a death-row survivor, Billy Wayne Sinclair and Jodie Sinclair ; foreword by Sister Helen Prejean

Label
Capital punishment : an indictment by a death-row survivor
Title
Capital punishment
Title remainder
an indictment by a death-row survivor
Statement of responsibility
Billy Wayne Sinclair and Jodie Sinclair ; foreword by Sister Helen Prejean
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Billy Wayne Sinclair was only 21 when he heard the Louisiana judge pronounce these words: "I hereby sentence you to death in the electric chair." It was the culmination of a botched holdup committed the year before in which Billy had accidentally shot and killed a man. Billy spent the next 40 years in Angola Prison, one of the country's worst, six of those years on death row. When in 1972 the Supreme Court struck down the death penalty as arbitrary and capricious, Billy was re-sentenced to life without parole. Finally released in 2006, he now examines the death penalty in great detail, from ancient history--an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth--to the present. Informed by his own experience and his decades-long studies, this book offers important information about, and insights into, a subject that is as heated and controversial today as it ever was.--Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sinclair, Billy Wayne
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
S475 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sinclair, Jodie
  • Prejean, Helen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Sinclair, Billy Wayne
  • Death row inmates
Label
Capital punishment : an indictment by a death-row survivor, Billy Wayne Sinclair and Jodie Sinclair ; foreword by Sister Helen Prejean
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The justice gene -- Death row redux -- Whim and caprice -- Surviving -- The cocktail -- Slow and agonizing -- Mistakes in last-minute appeals -- Two cases of innocence -- Another Texas DNA exoneration -- Child rape -- The killers of women -- The crime victims movement -- Youth violence -- The saga of Louisiana's first post-Furman execution
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 246 p.
Isbn
9781559708999
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008031200
System control number
  • 3234526-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3234526
  • (Sirsi) o225870335
  • (OCoLC)225870335
Label
Capital punishment : an indictment by a death-row survivor, Billy Wayne Sinclair and Jodie Sinclair ; foreword by Sister Helen Prejean
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The justice gene -- Death row redux -- Whim and caprice -- Surviving -- The cocktail -- Slow and agonizing -- Mistakes in last-minute appeals -- Two cases of innocence -- Another Texas DNA exoneration -- Child rape -- The killers of women -- The crime victims movement -- Youth violence -- The saga of Louisiana's first post-Furman execution
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 246 p.
Isbn
9781559708999
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008031200
System control number
  • 3234526-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3234526
  • (Sirsi) o225870335
  • (OCoLC)225870335

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