Grace and Justice on Death Row book signing

<i>Grace and Justice on Death Row</i> book signing

Photo by Jennifer Morris Grace and Justice on Death Row author Brian Stolarz

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Wed., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. 2016
Free

Location Info:

Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet
Houston, TX  77005
713-523-0701
“It was literally a perfect storm of all that is broken about the criminal justice system,” says attorney Brian Stolarz, author of Grace and Justice On Death Row: The Race Against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man, of Alfred Dewayne Brown’s case. Brown, Stolarz’s client and friend, spent ten years on death row in Texas for a murder he didn’t commit. Armed with only a court-appointed attorney, Brown entered a system where exculpatory documents were withheld and a state doctor falsified his I.Q. test results so he could meet the minimum I.Q. to be executed. Stolarz calls this sort of hasty, malformed conviction and sentencing the “fast food death penalty.” It’s a shockingly contemporary term for a seemingly prosaic injustice. But, as Stolarz shows in his book, it fits neatly into the present-day criminal justice system.

7 p.m. Wednesday. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information call 713-523-0701 or visit brazosbookstore.com. Free.

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