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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Stinney Exonerated

A couple of years ago C-SPAN stopped by the Albany (NY) Library Special Collections to take a look at their extensive death penalty archives.  In the aired segment, the library archivist presents some of Watt Espy's records on the execution of George Stinney, the youngest person ever to be put to death in the United States.  Just recently, seventy years after the fact, the 14-year-old South Carolina boy was exonerated of the murder that led to his unfortunate execution.  A big 'thank you' to my relatives near Charleston who brought this story to my attention.

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