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Death Row U.S.A. [electronic resource]

Tapestry International (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Huntsville, Texas, a friendly, bucolic university town, is also known as "The Execution Capital of the World." This sobering program takes a close look at both sides of Huntsville, as it profiles deceased inmates Bettie Lou Beets, Billy George Hughes, and Timothy Gribble. Interviews with Huntsville's mayor, prison officials, legal counsel, victims' family members, former inmates, death penalty advocates and opponents, and, only days before his execution, convict Gribble himself offer a broad perspective on the American penal system and prison industry. The program also goes inside the Death House, traveling the same route that inmates follow on their last walk.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
49 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 04, 2014.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Execution Capital of the World (3:46)
  • A Stable University Community (2:47)
  • Media Coverage of Executions (3:45)
  • Speaking about Execution (2:53)
  • The Economy of a Town (3:21)
  • Execution of Billy George Hughes (3:28)
  • Becoming a Death Penalty Advocate (1:44)
  • Interviews with Texas Criminals (6:50)
  • Huntsville History (3:58)
  • Tour a Prison Museum (2:34)
  • Huntsville's Death House (5:01)
  • Preparing for Execution (3:33)
  • Final Execution (4:10)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2000.
Publisher no.
12041 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (49 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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