Death House Diary

Death House Diary – Coming Soon!

May 25, 2011 | by admin
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For more information on this particular project, please e-mail me at april.slaughter@deathhousediary.com

Letters From Death Row (Part 1)

May 25, 2011 | by admin
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As many of you know, I have been working on a capital punishment project for quite some time now. This particular project has lead me down a path I hadn’t quite expected to travel. In the beginning, my goal was to do what I always do – research and report. Now, things are quite different. […]

Letters From Death Row (Part 2)

May 24, 2011 | by admin
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  Anytime I think about prison, and what it must be like for those who have been sentenced to serve time, the film The Shawshank Redemption immediately comes to mind. When the lead character Andy Dufresne is sent to prison for the murder of his wife and her lover, he arrives at Shawshank with a […]

Letters From Death Row (Part 3)

May 24, 2011 | by admin
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I have become one of ‘those’ women… women who write to men behind bars. I don’t write to just your average inmate either; my pen pals are all condemned men living on Death Row in different states throughout the country. I am not gender-biased, but it would seem that women have far less interest in […]

A Day at Joe Byrd Cemetery

May 24, 2011 | by admin
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Its official name is Captain Joe Byrd, but most people in Huntsville, Texas refer to the prison cemetery as ‘Peckerwood Hill.’ Inmates who die while incarcerated are buried here when family members are either unable or unwilling to make the necessary funerary arrangements; even those who are executed by the state. I went looking for […]