The Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta “provides legal representation to people facing the death penalty, challenges human rights violations in prisons and jails, seeks through litigation and advocacy to improve legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, and advocates for criminal justice system reforms on behalf of those affected by the system in the Southern United States.” The center focuses on issues of discrimination in the application of the death penalty. Media inquiries should be directed to Kathryn Hamoudah.
In this book, Sister Helen Prejean describes, how two of the five convicts whom she
accompanies till their death, were really innocent, and yet were executed. Juries
having been blocked from significant evidence, defense lawyers being incompetent,
there were many such technical reasons for this miscarriage of justice. The relevance
of death penalty comes into serious doubt in the backdrop of such cases. Many
innocents may die as victims of human error and incompetence.
This book deserves careful study, to reach a humane conclusion in the debate over