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Death Watch Diary

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Robert Towery was executed by the State of Arizona on March 8, 2012.
For the last 35 days of his life, Robert was placed on “Death Watch” where
his every move was recorded and chronicled by prison officials.
Robert also kept a diary which he gave or mailed to his attorneys as installments.
He detailed the ironies and absurdities of life in prison. He
reveled in simple pleasures...more
Kindle Edition, 40 pages
Published (first published March 11th 2012)
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Sabrina Stobbs
This was very samey and a little boring. Short also so only took about 35 mins to read it all.

I study psychology and have worked in a prison, crimes people commit to end up in these places fascinate me and what drives them to carry out these crimes.

However this book I did not find in dept at all and told you more about the prisoners blood pressure daily until his execution than about his feelings and thoughts as you may expect.
Jerry Smith
Short account of the last days of Robert Towery, executed in March 2012 in Arizona. Personally I am against the death penalty. Not for any particular moral reasons but rather the finality of the act eliminating any possibility of righting a wrongful conviction (plus many other reasons). Towery never denied his actions but this account is stark in it's telling of the last 35 days of his life when he was on death watch prior to execution.

One is struck by the banality and frustration of this existe...more
Erin Smith
Human

A good read that shows that even those that have committed crimes are just as human as the rest and have the same thoughts, feelings and needs.
Fiona
Short read about a prisoners final days on death row. Interesting to know that author Jodie picoult became pen pals with him after interviewing him for a novel.
Marcie
Interesting insight into the last few weeks of life of a death-row inmate.
Ellie
Sep 08, 2012 Ellie added it
a good quick read on life and death in prison
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