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December 17, 2009

At the Death House Door

The poignant documentary makes Library Journal's list of the Best DVDs of 2009.

Carroll Pickett served as minister to death row inmates at a Texas penitentiary for 15 years, believing that the death penalty was just. Then he met inmate Carlos de Luna. As he talked with de Luna and recorded his conversations on the day before de Luna's execution, Pickett came to believe that de Luna was innocent.

Unlike Hollywood movies, de Luna was executed anyway, sending Pickett on a gut-wrenching quest to uncover the facts surrounding the poor man's highly questionable arraignment.

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