Friday, June 13, 2008


More about Richard Austin

In today's Tennessean, Dwight Lewis wrote an interesting column concerning the case of Richard Austin, the oldest and longest serving inmate on Tennessee's death row, who recently died at the DeBerry Special Needs Facility here in Nashville. Lewis discusses the history of the case, a history that I didn't even know.

Thanks to Dwight Lewis for reminding us that the problems with the accuracy and fairness of Tennessee's death penalty are not new but have plagued the system since its beginning, and in an imperfect system, they always will.

Read Lewis' column here.
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