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Phenomenal

Posted by Nancy Mullane on July 24th, 2012

What a phenomenal book!!
My father was GM of the Associated Press, and after he retired, it frustrated him to read news reports and radio questions which were not toughly phrased and intensely pursued. He would have loved your interviews.
In trial work I found salvation in putting people under oath and using the court rules to force people to tell not just a piece of the story but all I wanted to hear. That experience made your work all that more impressive to me.
You have deftly followed your natural reporter instincts to ask questions well and with follow-up.
And your judgment was terrific, never taking over the story, always keeping the five in it.
Well done, well done!! The first of many, I hope.
Robert Starzel



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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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