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Summary: Matthew Poncelet is the convicted killer of two teenage lovers, preparing to end his life on death row. In response to a letter, Sister Helen Prejean visits Matthew and finds herself face-to-face with a killer who still pleads his innocence. When the date is set for his execution death by lethal injection, Poncelet asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she agrees, little knowing the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY DEA

Summary: Chicago, 1924. Two young men, one bossy and intimidating, the other sensitive and introverted, thought their superior intellect would enable them to pull off "The perfect crime." The result is a sensational case with defense attorney Jonathan Wilk putting capital punishment itself on trial.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COM

Harris, Duchess

Summary: Examines all aspects of capital punishment in the United States, and discusses the history behind the death penalty in the United States, plus varying opinions about the ethics of capital punishment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 345.73 HAR

Louis, Édouard

Summary: "An autobiographical novel from the international bestselling author Édouard Louis - about success, transformation, and the perils of leaving the past behind"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2024

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC LOU

Hinton, Anthony Ray

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: A man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.66 HIN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HINTON, ANTHONY RAY HIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HINTON HIN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Word Mem Hinton

Mar, Alex

Summary: "A thought-provoking, masterfully told work of literary journalism about a shocking crime committed by a teenager-and its even more shocking aftermath In 1985 in Gary, Indiana, a black teenaged girl kills an elderly white woman in a robbery gone wrong. The shock and awe of the case captivates the state, whose citizens cry out for vengeance. Soon after, Paula Cooper, the fifteen-year-old killer,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.88 MAR

Summary: In 1949, an innocent man, Timothy Evans, is charged with the gruesome slaying of his wife and baby. Convicted by the testimony of his landlord, John Christie, a mild-mannered ex-policeman, Evans is sentenced to hang. However, after the execution, evidence reveals that the real psychotic killer is continuing his mass murder spree. Public outcry over this true case led to Great Britain's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY TEN

Summary: Fighting for life in the death-belt considers the controversial institution of capital punishment in America through the eyes of Stephen Bright, the nations's leading anti-death penalty lawyer. For twenty-five years Bright has defended death row inmates deep in the heart of the nations' death-belt - the Southeastern states where ninety percent of executions occur.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E.M. Productions 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FIG

Summary: Bait: A tale of deception and seduction, directed by and starring Hugo Haas features three people searching for a lost gold mine: the dangerous Marko, young miner Ray and the comely Peggy. As Marko and Ray search for the mine, Peggy arrives, stirring Ray's passion and igniting Marko's suspicion. As months pass, the three find themselves closing in on the mine, but the tension between them is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY CRIME/MYSTERY NOI

Summary: The Phantom tells the story of one of the darkest episodes in the long history of American justice. A story of how the State of Texas knowingly sent an innocent man to his death and left a serial killer at large. A case in which for the first time it can be conclusively proven that the US courts executed a blameless man. This film uncovers the shocking truth behind a tale of murder, corruption...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PHA

Cahill, Thomas.

Summary: Relates the life of an African American inmate, sentenced to death for taking part in a robbery in which a victim was killed, and for whom opponents of the death penalty spent twelve years unsuccessfuly trying to have the case reviewed and his sentence overturned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREEN, DOMINIQUE CAH

Crossan, Sarah

Summary: With little money or support, Joe Moon, seventeen, travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CRO

Levinson, Marc

Summary: "The decades after World War II were a golden age across much of the world. It was a time of economic miracles, an era when steady jobs were easy to find and families could see their living standards improving year after year. And then, around 1973, the good times vanished. The world economy slumped badly, then settled into the slow, erratic growth that had been the norm before the war. The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.9 LEV

Patterson, James

Summary: "In a Virginia penitentiary, Detective Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped to convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed 'M' rests on the corpse. 'You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.' Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as 'M' lures the detective out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PAT

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Patterson 2019

Prejean, Helen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1993

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhaven Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.66 DEA

Summary: Albert Pierrepoint joins the family business and becomes the most feared and respected executioner in Britain. Living a split life as a master hangman, loyal husband and grocery delivery man, Albert became the most feared executioner in Britain, famed for his craftsmanship in hanging over 450 people. Once praised and demonized for his role in the Nazi war trials, he must ultimately face a fate...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2007

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY PIE
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PIE

Summary: The only way to remove sexual harassment from school and work is to get educated about the problem and learn ways to deal with it. This informative video explains different kinds of sexual harassment, defines the factors motivating harassers, and provides specific techniques for dealing with the problem. Viewers will see what steps to take if anyone harasses them or if they witness the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: What if I'm fired unfairly? "If I get hurt at work, will I still have a job when I recover?" "Is it legal to dismiss someone for repeatedly being late?" "I was passed over for a promotion, and I think it's because of my ethnic background. Can I take legal action?" Geared toward students entering the workforce, this timeless program answers these and other important questions as it explains...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: A death row inmate in a Southern prison possesses the unusual gift of healing. A guard discovers the inmate's miraculous power and begins to question the man's guilt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Green 2007

Summary: For years, companies have used temporary employees to keep costs low, but with jobless numbers rising amidst a recession, starting an employment agency is risky business. In this program, Meighen Nehme, founder of The Job Shoppe, a Windsor, Ontario-based temp agency, faces a challenging economy and crosstown competition. Her business plan and decisions are critiqued by Arlene Dickinson, CEO of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In Canada, retailers lose more than a million dollars every day to employee theft. Enter the pre-employment honesty test. Using a case study of a woman denied employment on the basis of an honesty test as a springboard for discussion, this program provides an overview of this controversial screening device. Issues of question validity, test discrimination, and the proper use of psychometric...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2000

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Summary: Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas and "probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why a state kills". Through intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eights days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as 'a gaze into the abyss of the human...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC INT

Summary: Its January 1977 and Gary Gilmore is about to become the first convicted murderer to be executed in a decade. Gary's youngest brother, Mikal, can help prevent the execution, but first he has to get to know the brother he barely remembers. Born of a brutal father, raised in a family haunted by death, religion and superstition, the brothers discover their shared past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SHO

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