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Death Row Inmate and Nobel Nominee Stanley Williams

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Death Row Inmate and Nobel Nominee Stanley Williams

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Death Row Inmate and Nobel Nominee Stanley Williams

Death Row Inmate and Nobel Nominee Stanley Williams

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a convicted murderer and co-founder of the notorious Crips street gang in Los Angeles, has been on California's death row since 1979. While in prison, he became a children's author and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee for his efforts to reduce gang violence. Now he could be next up for execution.

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