"These essays...show us the human and inhuman realities of capital punishment through the eyes of the condemned and those who work with them. By focusing on those awaiting death, they present the awful truth behind the statistics in concrete, personal terms."
William J. Bowers, author of Legal Homicide
"This work stands with the best of what’s been written. It represents the best of those who have seen the worst."
Colman McCarthy, The Washington Post Book World