On the Trail of Former Death Row Inmates

Joan Cheever, author of Back from the Dead, followed former death row inmates who were released when the Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional in 1972.

Cheever talks to Steve Inskeep about what she found.

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One Woman's Search for the Men Who Walked Off America's Death Row

by Joan M. Cheever

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