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NCJ Number: 44604 Find in a Library
Title: DEATHWORK
Author(s): J MCLENDON
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 327
Sponsoring Agency: J B Lippincott
Philadelphia, PA 19105
Sale Source: J B Lippincott
East Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19105
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A NOVEL, BASED ON AN ACTUAL CASE OF MULTIPLE EXECUTION IN FLORIDA, PRESENTS THE ANATOMY OF THE DEATH PENALTY AS A PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL REALITY, RATHER THAN AS MORAL QUESTION OR SOCIAL ISSUE.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR COMPRESSES INTO A 4-HOUR TIMESPAN THE HISTORIES OF THE DIVERSE PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES INTERSECT IN RELATION TO AN EXECUTION. THE PRISON OFFICIALS, THE ELECTRICIAN, THE CHIEF CORRECTIONS OFFICER, THE WARDEN, THE REPORTERS, THE GOVERNOR, THE EXECUTIONER, AND THE FOUR WHO ARE CONDEMNED TO DIE IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR ARE ALL REPRESENTED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED).
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Fiction
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