Last Rights

Author: Joseph B. Ingle
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402754493
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Genre: Law

Reverend Joseph Ingle's moving book argues eloquently and passionately against the death penalty, serving as an enduring testament to the inmates who have touched his life. Ingle, a counselor to prisoners on Death Row since 1974, chronicles his experiences working with 12 condemned men and one condemned woman each of whom has since been executed. For more than three decades, he has spread his anti-death penalty message across the country, doggedly referring to what the state calls ?execution” as ?killing.” A man of simple faith, Ingle refuses to see these inmates as anything less than human beings. With a chapter devoted to each of the inmates, Ingle memorializes them without attempting to cleanse the record of their crimes. Instead, he emphasizes the necessity of viewing them as individuals: ?The public needs to see them for who they were and how their love enriched my life,” Ingle writes. ?To their memories and for those who loved them, I offer their stories to the world.” The powerful original foreword by the late William Styron is now preceded by a new introduction by M*A*S*H* star, turned-death-penalty-abolitionist, Mike Farrell.

Last Rights

Author: Joseph B. Ingle
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402754493
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Genre: Law

Reverend Joseph Ingle's moving book argues eloquently and passionately against the death penalty, serving as an enduring testament to the inmates who have touched his life. Ingle, a counselor to prisoners on Death Row since 1974, chronicles his experiences working with 12 condemned men and one condemned woman each of whom has since been executed. For more than three decades, he has spread his anti-death penalty message across the country, doggedly referring to what the state calls ?execution” as ?killing.” A man of simple faith, Ingle refuses to see these inmates as anything less than human beings. With a chapter devoted to each of the inmates, Ingle memorializes them without attempting to cleanse the record of their crimes. Instead, he emphasizes the necessity of viewing them as individuals: ?The public needs to see them for who they were and how their love enriched my life,” Ingle writes. ?To their memories and for those who loved them, I offer their stories to the world.” The powerful original foreword by the late William Styron is now preceded by a new introduction by M*A*S*H* star, turned-death-penalty-abolitionist, Mike Farrell.

Wretched Sisters

Author: Mary Welek Atwell
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820478830
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

Since the United States reinstated the death penalty in 1976, eleven women have been put to death for murder. Each case involves a personal story with unique tragic elements. Yet common themes reflect how the criminal justice system defines crimes committed by women in a particular gendered context. Wretched Sisters offers an analysis of the legal and popular cultural circumstances that determine why a small number of women are sentenced to death, and provides an empathetic account of how these eleven came to be subjected to the ultimate punishment.

Life Choice The Theory of Just Abortion

Author: Lloyd H. Steffen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781579102562
Release Date: 1999-06-11
Genre: Religion

Is abortion murder or is abortion a choice? An issue which has divided America both politically and religiously, the abortion debate has built opposing walls that make compromise seem impossible. Lloyd Steffen uses compassionate insight and wisdom in analyzing both sides of the abortion debate, and offers a unique platform by which all are invited to reason together.

Against Capital Punishment The Anti Death Penalty Movement in America 1972 1994

Author: Cortland Herbert H. Haines Associate Professor of Sociology State University of New York
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195351064
Release Date: 1996-02-29
Genre: Social Science

While most western democracies have renounced the death penalty, capital punishment enjoys vast and growing support in the United States. A significant and vocal minority, however, continues to oppose it. Against Capital Punishment is the first full account of anti-death penalty activism in America during the years since the ten-year moratorium on executions ended. Building on in-depth interviews with movement leaders and the records of key abolitionist organizations, this work traces the struggle against the pro-death penalty backlash that has steadily gained momentum since the 1970s. It reviews the conservative turn in the courts which, over the last two decades, has forced death penalty opponents to rely less on the litigation strategies that once served them well. It describes their efforts to mount a broad-based educational and political assault on what they see as the most cruel, racist, ineffective, and expensive manifestation of a criminal justice system gone wrong. Despite the efforts of death-penalty opponents, executions in the United States are on the increase. Against Capital Punishment diagnoses the reasons for the failure to mobilize widespread opposition to executions, and assesses the prospects for opposition to capital punishment in the future of the United States.

Criminal Justice

Author: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: 1561340820
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of


The Death penalty

Author: Carol Wekesser
Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111339953
Release Date: 1991-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Opposing viewpoints debate death penalty issues. Includes critical thinking activities.

America s Experiment with Capital Punishment

Author: James R. Acker
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015057603162
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Law

Comprises 21 essays which analyze changes in capital punishment and its administration over the last 25 years and explores issues relevant to the present and future of the death penalty in America. The essays address capital punishment public opinion, law and politics, the justice of the death penalty, the utility of the capital sanction, jury decision making, defense counsel, race discrimination, mitigation theory, cost, habeas corpus, victims, the role of mental health professionals, and executive clemency. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Unequal Justice

Author: Robert Perske
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015022019874
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Law

Looks at ways in which America's criminal justice system ignores the rights of the retarded

Slouching Toward Tyranny

Author: Joseph B. Ingle
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 9781628941227
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Social Science

As a pastor to Death Row inmates across the South and as a powerful advocate appealing to prison wardens, lawyers, judges, and legislators, Joseph Ingle has come to some shocking conclusions about the United States, champion of human rights throughout the world. He began to recognize another aspect to US history: systematic oppression imposed by the very people who founded the country. After working with death-row inmates in the killing ground of the South, where he had lost over twenty people to the executioner since 1979, Rev. Ingle made his way to Harvard University on a Merrill Fellowship in 1991 where he began a twenty-year process of reading, writing and continued work with the condemned. Here, he began to comprehend what he had been experiencing in the United States, foremost advocate of democratic government and a champion of human rights throughout the world. He found it difficult to even face the contradictions he perceived. And he began to ask whether, in fact, we have to consider the government of our country in terms of tyranny.