Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Writer Wednesday: David Dow

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with David Dow--writer, law professor, defender, spouse and father.  In other words, a well rounded individual.  We spoke about his work defending death row inmates, as well as his book Autobiography of an Execution that came out in 2010. We also talk about preparing for death. It's a really interesting interview if I say so myself.


  1. Pamela,
    This was a great interview! What and interesting man. What dedication it takes to do what he does is very powerful stuff.
    I'm so glad I listened.

    1. Thank you so much for listening. I know the quality of the recording was really poor, but it really was a great discussion.

    2. Both my children work in the criminal justice system, my daughter in a Federal facility and my son works in a level four State facility. Probably why I relate. T

      That and the fact that personally I am a strong detractor of the death penalty, for moral reasons.

      He-my son has daily contact with many many very bad people- some (unfortunately way to many ) multiple murderers doing multiple life time sentences.

      I am very proud that my son has never lost his ability to balance his safety with his ability to see the humanness in what society has judged to be the worst of the worst. I believe that's an admirable quality one I heard a in your and Mr Dow's interview.

    3. Wow. That has to be a difficult job! I'm glad your son can still see the humanity in people who have done horrible things. Most people don't.


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