Death Row (1979)

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Genre: Documentary
People: Diane Christian Bruce Jackson Thelette Brandon Wilbur F. Collins Mark D. Fields Moses Garcia Billy G. Hughes Jr. Mark M. Moore Pedro Cruz Muiz Doyle E. Skillern Excell White Calvin Woodkins

About daily life on Death Row in Texas. When the film was made in April 1979, 114 men were housed in the special death cells of Ellis prison's rows J-21 and J-23. The men spend their time waiting for the State to kill them or fighting as hard as they can to prevent that death from happening. Their hardest job is staying sane.