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No reprieve in Texas

By Clive Stafford Smith  


Last week the State of Texas got its man. On Wednesday 20th July at 8:53pm Mark Ströman was executed.

For a little over a month, the Reprieve team battled for Mark’s life. Hours after his execution I was unable to sleep. So I checked my time sheets—130 hours in the last two weeks. Overall, we put in over 2,000 hours—50 weeks’ work.  It all failed.

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