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A Friend of a Lifer in Louisiana

Posted by Nancy Mullane on August 13th, 2012

I just finished reading your new book, “Life After Murder” and had a hard time putting in down. You did a great job of making these men and their situations come to life. This is information that most people just don’t know or understand. People are afraid of what they don’t know anything about.
I would encourage everyone to read this book. It will open their eyes. You will learn something, no matter who you are. I found out about your book from a lifer friend of ours in prison in Louisiana. He heard you on NPR and ask me to get the info on your statistics. When I went to the NPR website and read about your book, I knew I had to get a copy. I read it right away and am so glad I did.
My only wish now is that this book would be published in paperback. I’m sure there are thousands of lifers nationwide who would love to read this book, but, with prison rules, only paperback books can be accepted in most prisons.
Thank you for all your hard work putting this book together.
— Pat Vichas


Life After Murder challenges us to do the unthinkable in the era of mass incarceration – view those accused of heinous crimes as worthy of our care, compassion and concern. Nancy Mullane, a white woman who once was just as ignorant about the real world of crime and punishment as the typical television viewer, takes us on a remarkable journey behind bars and introduces us to five unforgettable men who are struggling to transform their lives. Through their stories we are reminded of the power and possibility of redemption, as well the nearly unforgiveable crime our nation has committed: treating some human beings as disposable.



“Life After Murder is a gripping behind the scenes look at men who have committed heinous crimes yet still challenge our humanity by asking us to truly consider the meaning of redemption. This is journalism at its finest and a must-read for anyone interested in the realities of our prison system.”

–TOM AMMIANO, California Assembly Member


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