With In These Walls: Memoirs of a Death House Chaplain

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For 15 years Rev. Carroll Pickett worked as a chaplain in the Texas penal system, during which he saw 95 men put to death by lethal injection. Compiled here are his memories of his time on death row and of the men whom he supported through their final days, as well as the reasons why his experiences led him to oppose the death penalty as a punishment. The stories reveal the compassion that existed in even the hardest of criminals and provide a behind-the-scenes look into the U.S. prison system itself. Harrowing and moving, this is a unique and sometimes graphic depiction of life on death row.

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An eloquent, unflinching look at capital punishment. In Within These Walls the reader meets the contrite, the angry, the resigned and even a few who might have been innocent and follows them to their death in the execution chamber. With 3,500 people on death row the subject is one of considerable debate. Within These Walls is a thought-provoking and compelling book that takes the reader into the criminal mind, inside the execution chamber and inside the heart of a remarkable man who shares his observations not only about capital punishment, but also about the dark world of prison society.

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Rev. Carroll Pickett still preaches and lives near Huntsville, Texas. Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen nonfiction books, including the Edgar Award?winning Careless Whispers, the Pulitzer Prize?nominated Innocence Lost, Open Secrets, and Sins of the Son. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas.

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