Marie Deans saved lives that society scorned

Marie Deans saved lives that society scorned

Advocate for death row inmates passed away in March
May. 16, 2011
By Colman McCarthy

Facing certain death, 34 men in South Carolina and Virginia asked Marie Deans to stay close to them in their final hours and minutes. They were death row inmates.

Years before the electrocutions or druggings in the government’s death chambers, it was Marie Deans who came into the cellblocks to offer whatever professional or personal services she could provide to the condemned.

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