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The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo
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Apr 16, 2010

it was amazing
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This short pocket book changed my life. At age 14, it was after reading this book that for the first time in my life I started having sympathy for a guilty condemned man. I saw him as a human being like myself, and not just a murder.

This shift of view made me think about all other things I had taken for granted in my life. If all these years I was so easily bought into the mainstream dehumanization of criminals, what else I had taken for granted? In what other ways I had been "brained washed"? This book made me question A LOT more than the morals of death penalty.
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