11/28/2012 Listening Lounge


Ministry of Presence from Unfictional
Memories of 95 executions from a man who was there for all of them. Carroll Pickett served as prison chaplain at the Death House in Huntsville, Texas for 15 years. During this time, Rev. Pickett offered comfort to some of the worst criminals in Texas history; men with nicknames like "The Good Samaritan Killer," and "The Candy Man." After each execution, he recorded his own thoughts about sitting with the condemned man on his last day. This is his memoir.

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November 28, 2012

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