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Documentary: At the Death House Door

Date:
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Time:
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Jane Bark
Location Details:
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd at Paseo Padre
Fremont CA 94538
510-745-1400

At the Death House Door is a personal intimate look at the death penalty in the state of Texas through the eyes of Pastor Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous "Walls" prison unit in Huntsville. During Pickett's remarkable career journey, he presided over 95 executions, including the world's first lethal injection. After each execution, Pickett recorded an audiotape account of his trip to the death chamber.

The film also focuses on the story of Carlos De Luna, a convict Pickett counseled and whose execution troubled Pickett more than any other. He firmly believed De Luna was innocent, and the film tracks the investigative efforts of a team of Chicago Tribune reporters who have turned up evidence that strongly suggests he was.

Discussion will be led by Natasha Minsker, Death Penalty Policy Director, ACLU Northern California and Rev. Jeffrey Spencer of Niles Congregational Church
Added to the calendar on Sun, Feb 21, 2010 3:01PM
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