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And Then One Night - The Making of Dead Man Walking
Creative Process Stories Behind Capital Punishment Sister Helen Prejean About the Program
The Families Speak You Decide Can You Forgive?
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Betty Carlson

A moratorium on the death penalty meant that her son's killer would have a chance at parole. With her daughter-in-law emotionally unable to face the parole hearings, Betty Carlson assumed the yearly responsibility. After years of fighting to change the parole laws, Betty Carlson has evolved into a full-time victims' rights advocate. Trace the events that led to her crusade.

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Bill Babbitt

Fearing his mentally ill younger brother had committed murder, Bill Babbitt turned to the authorities for help. Bill believed that in return for Manny's cooperation and full confession, Manny would receive the psychiatric treatment he needed. Instead Bill watched his brother face a criminal trial that ended in conviction and the death penalty. Follow the events that led to Bill's decision and, ultimately, to Manny's execution.


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