Death Row – Hank Skinner: The man who was 20 minutes away from execution. He even ate his last meal.

28 Mar

Hertzog plainly states at the start the innocence or guilt of this guy is not his main focus. He is against the death penalty and the doc is a look at the world as experienced on death row. This has implications as to whether it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. The protocol/ritual of execution is portrayed as psychological torture. Personally (never having heard the details of the case before) my impression was that he was probably guilty based on his eye movements. He could never make eye contact with the interviewer or camera when discussing his innocence.

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