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REUTERS

Journalist gets up close and personal with killer-quintet

Radio journalist Nancy Mullane has gone behind the walls of California’s infamous San Quentin state prison to chronicle how life unfolds for five inmates convicted of murder.
The five-year investigative effort by the freelance reporter and producer who does a lot of work for NPR is now chronicled in her book, Life After Murder.
–June 15, 2012


THIS AMERICAN LIFE

Episode: Long Shot – Hasta La Vista, Maybe

In California, Maryland and Oklahoma, the governors can over-rule parole boards’ decisions to free prisoners serving life sentences. In all three states this has evolved to the point where very few prisoners get released. For years Nancy Mullane followed the case of Don Cronk in San Quentin Prison, to see what would happen as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reviewed his case. Though Cronk knew the odds were against him, he found it hard to stop himself from believing he’d get out.Nancy Mullane is writing a book called Life After Murder and putting together a two hour documentary on other lifers in Don’s situation. (27 minutes)
–January 10, 2010


NPR

WEEKEND EDITION SATURDAY
‘After Murder’: Learning to Live After You’ve Killed
– July 7, 2012

WEEKEND EDITION SUNDAY
‘Lit Throwdown’ Let’s Inmates Display Writing Talent
– June 20, 2010

WEEKEND EDITION SUNDAY
A Juvenile Life Without Parole
– November 8, 2009

WEEKEND EDITION SATURDAY
Program Certifies Prisoners as Drug Counselors
– August 18, 2007


KQED

FORUM with Michael Krasny
‘Life After Murder’
– June 26, 2012


THE CALIFORNIA REPORT

‘Reporter Uncovers ‘Life After Murder’
– July 6, 2012


KPCC

PATT MORRISON
Can a murderer ever be reformed?
– June 25, 2012


FEATURED REVIEWS


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.

–MICHELLE ALEXANDER

 

“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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