blogadmin | 31 August, 2010 11:36
Texas death row inmate Martin Draughon greets his mother in a visit.
Photo by Ken Light, Copyright 1999
(Editor's Note: Paris, who spent years on death row before being exonerated, wrote this in response to an op-ed piece in the Houston Chronicle earlier this month by NYU Professor David Garland about five myths that dominate the death-penalty debate. In this blog, Paris describes a sixth myth that dies hard: death row is occupied by criminals who are "the worst of the worst.")
To whom it may concern:
Elizabeth Ann Stein produces EXECUTION WATCH on KPFT FM Houston 90.1, HD-2 and www.executionwatch.org. The program, hosted by Ray Hill, airs at 6 p.m. Central Time any day Texas executes someone. It is designed to counteract the virtual news blackout in the mainstream media when prisoners are executed. She has worked as a political reporter for United Press International, police reporter at a daily newspaper, and an editor for PC Week.