The Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty

The Lord Sort Them

By Maurice Chammah. Charts the rise and fall of capital punishment through the eyes of those it touched: prosecutors, judges, lawyers, executioners and death row prisoners themselves along with their families and the families of their victims. In tracing these interconnected lives against the rise of mass incarceration in Texas and the country as a whole, explores what the persistence of the death penalty says about forgiveness and retribution, fairness and justice, history and myth. Read more.