In a New Memoir, Attorney Offers a Glimpse Inside Texas’ Death Penalty Machine

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The Texas Observer | April 21, 2010
A law professor at the University of Houston and a death penalty lawyer with the nonprofit Texas Defender Service, David Dow has for two decades represented inmates facing execution. His memoir, The Autobiography of an Execution, is a revelation, even for people who follow criminal justice issues.

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