I Am Troy Davis

I Am Troy Davis

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In 1991, Troy Davis was sentenced to death in Savannah, GA, though he maintained he was innocent for the 20 years until he was executed. Troy's sister, Martina, staunchly defended Troy's innocence as well. In 2001, Martina was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, left to fight for both her own life and Troy's. Troy was executed in September, 2011, whereas Martina succumbed the following December. I Am Troy Davis is an intimate portrayal of Martina, her brother Troy, the courageous Davis family and all they went through to fight for what they believed was right.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781608462940
Characteristics: 285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Nov 16, 2016

A very hard look into the death penalty. It really brings out a lot of raw emotion was he guilty or innocent ? Extremely good writing.

Apr 19, 2014

This is a hard one to review. It’s more than the story of the Troy Davis trial, it’s his (and his family’s) biography. I feel strongly that the US Corrections system does not work, and have felt so for some time, but this book makes the failings of the prison and justice system so personal that it helped shape my take on the prison system even more. I am deeply touched having read this book, and I urge people to at least read about the Troy Davis case or the UN’s position on the death penalty (or the UN’s Alternatives to Incarceration) if you cannot make it through this difficult book.


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