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by Peter Moskos

June 13, 2011

India Seeks a Good Hangman

There's a story about this in the New York Times. But what struck me was this:
Today, even prison officials encourage death row inmates to draft appeals. “At times, we also help the person draft the petition,” said K.V. Reddy, president of the All-India Prison Officers Association, who opposes capital punishment. “Normally, everybody sympathizes with a person who has spent a number of years in prison.”

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