Death penalty film-makers hit the road to profile America’s exonerees
London documentary crew are driving across the US to tell the stories of 10 former death row inmates who have been exonerated – and to highlight the injustices of capital punishment
Ed Pilkington in New York
guardian.co.uk, Friday 5 April 2013 15.27 BST
They belong to a very small and extremely unusual club that has only 142 members. The factor that unites them is that they have all experienced America’s capital punishment system at first hand, yet lived to tell the tale.
This is the club of death row exonerees. Its members include Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA evidence in 1993 and now an anti-death penalty campaigner of national renown.
Then there is Damon Thibodeaux, who walked free last September, an innocent man, from the notorious Angola prison
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