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Witness to an Execution by Stacy Abramson

Witness to an Execution

by Stacy Abramson

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Running Time
23 Min.


Since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S. in 1977, one-third of all executions have taken place in Texas. Witness to an Execution is an audio documentary profiling men and women who carry out and witness those executions. Narrated by warden James Willett and produced by Stacy Abramson and David Isay, Witness to an Execution originally aired on NPR®'s All Things Considered® on October 12, 2000.

"I'll be retiring next year and to tell you the truth, this is something I won't miss a bit. You know, there are times when I'm standing there, watching those fluids start to flow and wonder whether what we're doing here is right. It's something I'll think about for the rest of my life." (Warden James Willett on his experience presiding over 75 executions at a Texas State Prison)

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