DEAD RUN The Untold Story of Dennis Stockton and America's Only Mass Escape from Death Row.

Author: Jackson (Joe) & Burke Jnr. (William)
Year: 1999
Publisher: Canongate Books
Edition Details: 1st UK edn.
Book Condition: NrF/F
ISBN: 9780862419325
Price: 6.00
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Hardback, 1st UK edn. Foreword by William Styron. Not much of a choice - death by electrocution, or death by lethal injection. But it was a choice Dennis Stockton had to make when, 12yrs. after receiving the death sentence, he was finally given the date of his execution. Stockton had always denied accepting money to commit murder, the charge which landed him on Death Row in the first place. Twelve years of appeals were testimony to his on-going faith in the fairness of the US justice system. But although Stockton would not and did not run, betting instead on a successful outcome of his final appeal, he did become the lynch-pin in the planning of the most daring escape in the history of the US penal system. Taking advantage of a corrupt and complacent prison staff, 6 condemned men pulled off a dazzlingly successful bluff using a prison van to drive through the front gates of 'escape-proof' Mecklenburg Prison and into the night. Using Stockton's meticulous diary records of his spell in Mecklenburg, the authors have produced a masterpiece of suspense. Illus. 299pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. With signs of b/plate removal to fpd, o/w Nr. F. in F. dw. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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