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Cleaning up death row

 The Contributor - USA 27 April 2019

As Tennessee grapples with lawsuits contesting whether the state’s two execution methods, lethal injection and the electric chair, illegally subject inmates to cruel and unusual punishment, a vendor for Nashville street paper The Contributor looks back on her 10-year prison sentence as a custodian on death row at the Murray Unit in Gatesville, Texas during the 90s. She discusses a different kind of gender-gap: the disparity between the number of men and women put to death, and offers a unique inside perspective on death row and capital punishment, at a time when Texas executed its first woman on death row in 120 years. (773 Words) - By Jessie F.

The Contributor_Cleaning up death row

The Contributor Jessie F. served a 10-year prison sentence as a custodian on death row at the Murray Unit in Gatesville, Texas during the 90s.  Credit: Linda Bailey

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