CMU School of Drama

Saturday, June 24, 2017

'How my work as a death row investigator was turned into a play' Most authors have day jobs, but mine is quite unusual: I work with men and women facing execution as a death penalty investigator. Sometimes my job is to see if they are innocent - we've now exonerated over 250 innocent people off death rows in the United States, so this is not a light question. When they are guilty my job turns to finding out why they did it. It's a fascinating job, one where I get to learn the answers to what creates violence and how we can prevent it. Being able to help others has been a form of redemption for me too.

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