I Am Troy Davis

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I Am Troy Davis

By Jen Marlowe; Martina-Correia Davis; Troy Anthony Davis

Haymarket Books, Paperback, 9781608462940, 285pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013

Description

A riveting eyewitness account of the Davis family's courageous struggle against America's flawed criminal justice system.



About the Author
Martina Davis-Correia, the sister of innocent death-row prisoner Troy Davis, was Amnesty USA's co-Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Georgia. She served on the boards of Georgia's NAACP branch, The Campaign to End the Death Penalty, and Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Martina was also a leading advocate for women with breast cancer. She was twice named Savannah's "Unstoppable Woman."

Troy Anthony Davis was executed on September 21, 2011 for the murder of a Savannah policeman, despite an international outcry due to his strong case of innocence. Troy worked tirelessly while on death row to prove his innocence and to abolish the death penalty. TIME magazine named Troy one of 2011's most influential people.

Jen Marlowe, a human rights activist, writer, and filmmaker, is the author of The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian's Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker and Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival. Jen's award-winning documentary films include One Family in Gaza, Rebuilding Hope: Sudan's Lost Boys Return Home and Darfur Diaries.

Sister Helen Prejean wrote the internationally acclaimed book Dead Man Walking, describing her experiences as spiritual advisor to Louisiana death row inmates, now a major motion picture starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Sister Helen's second book is The Death of Innocents. She educates about the death penalty by lecturing, organizing and writing.