On the Inside (11/01/00)

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Larry Fitzgerald
Peter Masterson
Calvin Skaggs
Nancy Walzog

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To outsiders, Huntsville, Texas, is the death penalty capital of the world -- a town of 35,000 responsible for one third of America's capital executions. There is a complex, ambivalent relationship between this small town and its infamous prison. With Governor George W. Bush's position on capital punishment under scrutiny, and escalating protests against death sentences for juveniles and the mentally ill, Huntsville is in the midst of an identity crisis. The program chronicles a week leading up to an execution in Huntsville, Texas, and examines the impact on the lives of residents.