Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Broken System

Kohl Harrington has made a documentary film called A Broken System that features two MVFHR members, and three other obvious stakeholders in the death penalty debate, describing their experiences. Aba Gayle describes the emotions she went through after the murder of her daughter Catherine, the pressure that she felt, as a victim's family member, to support the death penalty, and her eventual decision to oppose the death sentence of her daughter's murderer. Bill Babbitt describes the experience of his brother's death sentence and execution. Juan Melendez describes the experience of being sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit. Ron McAndrew and Don Cabana tell about being prison wardens overseeing executions.

Each segment is about 10 minutes long. It's definitely worth a look, particularly if you have not yet had a chance to hear these people tell their stories.

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