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On the Trail of Former Death Row Inmates

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On the Trail of Former Death Row Inmates

On the Trail of Former Death Row Inmates

On the Trail of Former Death Row Inmates

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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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Back from the Dead

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

by Joan M. Cheever

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