Marc Bookman

4 articles

When a Kid Kills His Longtime Abuser, Who's the Victim?

Vengeance, abuse, and the strange double standards of death penalty politics.


This Man Is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case

“Which is how, despite the drinking, the stealing, the racist outburst, the abysmal courtroom performance, the disbarment, and the ultimate imprisonment of his lead attorney, an intellectually disabled man has ended up on the verge of execution.”


The Confessions of Innocent Men

Unpacking a false confession 20 years later.


How Crazy Is Too Crazy to Be Executed?

Andre Thomas cut out his children’s hearts and removed his own eyes. Texas considers him sane.