Showing posts from October 3, 2010
From Robin Lee Rowe on the murders of her children:

"I know most of you think everyone on death row claims to be innocent. In my case, it's true! . . . I couldn't leave behind the legacy that if I died everyone would think the children's mother killed them.

"I wanted to die when I heard my children were dead. The pain I felt was excruciating. It was as if my heart had been ripped out of my chest and stomped on, tearing it to shreds. . . At first memories would come rushing back through my mind and they were so hard to handle. A commercial would remind me of my son or I'd hear a song that was my daughter's favorite. All over I'd see them or think of them. The agony was unbearable. . .

"I'm tired. Emotionally drained. I'm lonely. Living in isolation is a hard thing. I wanted out and saw execution as a way out."

Robin Lee Row #40171
PWCC Housing Unit 4
PO Box 6049
Pocatello, Idaho 83205
This is Randy Wood, his mom and his brother.

His letter today was light hearted. I was worried about him. He was so unnecessarily worried about some drivel on a message board about him.

I was informed by his wife about the site and when I looked at it I was sorry he even knew about it. It was all so stupid it barely made sense.

He had spoke before about being in prison for 10 years and that in November he would be recognized for this and able to receive priveldges but nothing was mentioned in this letter.

I worry a lot about this guy. If the Texas justice system can treat him this way then anything can happen.

I believe that he and Darlie Routier have been raped by Texas in the worst ways possible.

Class action: shackling female inmates during childbirth - WORLD Law Direct Forums

Class action: shackling female inmates during childbirth - WORLD Law Direct ForumsThis is really an amazing piece that brings up some startling ideas. I’m surprised I haven't seen it before.
To submit a true crime book for review and/or give away email

All books submitted will be reviewed within one month, tweeted a minumum of 5 times during the month, Amazon review posted and 5 Facebook posts.
First time author Dane batty has generously offered a copy of his book : Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber for give away.

The book details the life and crimes of his uncle, Les Rogge, who made millions in bank robberies and car thefts travelling the world with his wife Judy.

His criminal endeavors seem to fall in his lap and he takes great care to remain as decent a person as possible while executing them. A sparkling wit and generous, genuine personality make it possible for his victims to feel sympathy and admiration for him, hence the years of living on the lam unhindered.

The tale is told by Les himself with intermittent splices of insite by his nephew Dane. It is a true crime tale not often told as criminals rarely pen their own stories. You get a first hand look at how a life of crime starts and ends- straight from the horses mouth,

For your chance at a free copy of the book get your entries in now:

Comments on any new post from today until October 13 will count as one entry.
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Lend Your Voice to the Silenced

Inmates are veritable mutes. They can talk but it is like the dead speaking. Only those who know how to listen can hear them.
It doesn't matter who you were before, or how much money you had, or whose parties you went to or if you won a Nobel prize- you are now a member of the sole society to start everyone at the very bottom rung of the societal ladder.
Incarceration erases your past present and future. You are simply a nonentity to the world.
If you were innocent or at the wrong place at the wrong time or between a rock and a hard place, your still shit outtaluck. No one hears you.
Curiously, so many of these inmates still have thoughts and ideas that are relevant, helpful, useful even. Yet still we continue to push them behind a steel door and disregard their existence.
Get involved with some of the cases you read about here. The more you look, the more humanity you will see. These women are not just a thirty minute episode of Snapped.

They are…

Appeals run out for Harris County woman on death row | Houston & Texas News | - Houston Chronicle

Appeals run out for Harris County woman on death row | Houston & Texas News | - Houston ChronicleAppeals have all been spent for Susan Basso in Texas. In all honesty she should have been committed to a mental hospital years ago.
Death Penalty Rant
By: Hank Bohannon

Religious people claim that the Bible is the answer book to all of life’s questions, but I think history is a better teacher. If we use history as an example, and if we use history as a guide, there is no compelling argument to advocate any form of capital punishment. Discussing capital punishment is a topic that involves many different aspects, including socio-economic issues as well as race relations, thus such an article can be quite exhaustive, so clearly I am not able to discuss every detail concerning the issue. I only want to discuss a few of the major components.

Some claim that we should still use the Bible’s rule of an eye for an eye. Back in the days when there were no methods of gathering fingerprints, or gathering DNA or gathering blood samples, such a rule seemed necessary to mete out some form of justice. But with such technological advancements, using such a rationale seems highly unsophisticated and determined to not pursue the p…
The Controversial Death Penalty
By: Triston Huntsmin

There are few topics as controversial among the American government and general population as the death penalty. Few topics spark such heated debates and few issues have people so clearly on one side of the argument or the other. The death penalty is definitely famous for having thinkers on both sides of the fence with few people riding the gray area in the middle.

Many Americans are for the death penalty. In essence they believe that there are certain crimes so heinous that the criminals deserve nothing but death. People who choose to take the life of another through murder, for example, are criminals for whom the death penalty should be in effect. A drug dealer whose dealing leads to the death of people could also be considered a prime criminal to undergo the death penalty. Americans that are pro-death penalty believe that those who take the life of another should not be able to keep their own lives. There are, of course, except…