|Lou Jones: Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row |
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Northeastern University Press
From Library Journal
There is a never-ending fascination with inmates on death row. Jones, an award-winning commercial and art photographer, has interviewed and photographed 27 men and women on death rows across the country. Some, like Mumia-Abu-Jamal of Philadelphia, are well known. Others, like Nelson Shelton of Delaware, have never received publicity. All 27 have stories to tell, which Jones records here. His own comments, however, are the most memorable part of the book. This work is a worthy companion to Howard Zehr's Doing Life (LJ 8/96). Both volumes record the horrors of the prison system and the death penalty, and both leave readers with many unanswered questions. Both volumes are highly recommended for all libraries.?Frances Sandiford, Green Haven Correction. Facil. Lib., Stormville, N.Y.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Award-winning photographer Lou Jones combines powerful images of death row inmates with revealing interviews and commentary in this extraordinary volume. These portraits and voices humanize the condemned men and women without minimizing the magnitude of their crimes or the pain of the victims and their families. Together, they open one's eyes to the chilling reality of death row and challenge readers to question the morality of capital punishment.