Racial Component

Posted by Nancy Mullane on July 24th, 2012

I heard you interviewed on NPR this morning. In the event you have further interest in this subject, I know two murderers, personally, who have been out of North Carolina’s Central Prison from life sentences for four and five years.
One, a former Black Panther, killed a white policeman, and the other, also black, also killed a white man. Part of my interest in them is the racial component, that their behavior in prison overrode the general racism attributed to that state.
I haven’t read your book, of course, I just learned of it, but I know that people can redeem themselves and applaud your effort to make that understood.
Chuck Galle
Author of Stories I Never Told My Daughter


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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