Crime / Law
A Death Row Lawyer Speaks Out Against Capital Punishment
Michael A. Mello
With a Foreword by David Von Drehle
"Capital punishment is a rigged lottery, skewed by matters of politics, class, race, geography, and, most important, the quality and resources of the defense lawyer at trial."Michael A. Mello
"A blistering, well-annotated critique.... both passionate and eloquent."Publishers Weekly starred review
"Death-penalty supportersand opponents, for that matterwho do not read this unique insider's account of capital punishment as a capricious and nearly broken-down system will lay themselves open to the charge that they don't know what they're talking about."Kirkus Reviews
"Mello separates himself from others who have written about death row. He is visceral, not cerebral... One of the nation's most passionate post-conviction lawyers."Colman McCarthy, The Nation
"Michael Mello is a poet, a storyteller, a wordsmith, and, thank God, a lawyer. Dead Wrong is an incisive, probing examination of life, death, and the law, at once wickedly funny, heart-wrenchingly human, and surgically precise. This is a book written in blood."Mike Farrell, actor and president of California Death Penalty Focus
Michael A. Mello formerly worked full time as a capital public defender in Florida and is now professor of law at Vermont Law School. He is the author of Against the Death Penalty: The Relentless Dissents of Justices Brennan and Marshall.
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