Four Texas prisoners are scheduled to be executed before the end of August. The state has executed almost 400 people since it reinstated the death penalty in the 1970’s.
BookPeople is hosting a photo exhibit that opens on Sunday August 19, 2007 showing the mug shots of death row inmates. Austin’s Bill Crawford will be there, discussing his book: “Texas Death Row: Executions in the Modern Era”. Is there an intersection between art and capital punishment?
Description: Texas is responsible for more executions than any other state in the union. Nothing really humanizes this fact more that Bill Crawford’s book Texas Death Row. This book features photographs of death row inmates. Photographs from the book will be on exhibit at BookPeople from August 19-25, with Crawford here today to talk about this work. Also on hand will be Larry Fitzgerald, who served as the public information manager for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice from 1995-2003. This is truly a unique and moving look at our criminal justice system, one not to be missed.