Capital Punishment and the Courts

Civil Liberties activists and leaders spoke about capital punishment and the judicial process for capital crimes. Reggie Shuford… read more

Civil Liberties activists and leaders spoke about capital punishment and the judicial process for capital crimes. Reggie Shuford moderated a panel discussion on criminal justice and capital punishment. Among the topics addressed were the quality of life for death row inmates, race issues surrounding the death penalty, religion, and the use of DNA research by law enforcement. 

The Reverend Carroll Pickett was a chaplain on Texas' death row for 16 years. The movie At the Death House Door tells how he came to oppose the death sentence. Darryl Hunt spent nearly 20 years on death row in North Carolina for rape before DNA evidence proved his innocence. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Jeremy Gunn Director American Civil Liberties Union->Freedom of Religion and Belief Program
  • John Holdridge Director American Civil Liberties Union->Capital Punishment Project
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Program ID:
205894-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 10, 2008
Last Aired:
Jun 20, 2008

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  • Jun 10, 2008 | 4:17am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 10, 2008 | 8:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 20, 2008 | 5:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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