Book News Cabana, a former warden in Massachusetts, Florida, and Mississippi, gives a powerful narrative account of the realities of capital punishment from the beginning of his 25 year career in corrections and culminating with his involvement in the executions of Edward Earl Johnson and Connie Ray Evans. He describes in vivid detail the last two weeks of the latter's life, the secretive world of executions, and his own personal conversion to an anti-death penalty ethic. Cabana currently teaches criminal justice at the University of Southern Mississippi. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Blackwell North Amer Death at Midnight is the provocative tale of prison warden Donald Cabana's moral awakening to the evils associated with the death penalty, and of the special relationship forged between a young black prisoner condemned to die and Cabana, the middle-aged white warden condemned to execute him.