Tag Archives: Death Row

If These WALLS Could Talk…

May 25, 2011 | by admin
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On the evening of Thursday, June 10, 2010, I went to prison– not as an inmate, but as a researcher. The Huntsville Unit Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas is an ominous red brick structure jutting up from the East Texas hillside. The ‘Walls,’ as it has commonly been called for decades, is the oldest prison in […]

Death House Diary – Coming Soon!

May 25, 2011 | by admin
Posted in Death House Diary
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
Posted in Death House Diary
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
Posted in Death House Diary
  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
Posted in Death House Diary
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 […]