The Execution of Wanda Jean

The Execution of Wanda Jean

DVD - 2005
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Explores the life and death of Wanda Jean Allen the first African American woman to be put to death by lethal injection for murder.
Publisher: New York, NY : Docurama, 2005
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Performers: Wanda Jean Allan.
ISBN: 0767085981
UPC: 00767685975336
Call Number: DVD 364.1523 EXECUTION


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Feb 19, 2016

This is a 2003 documentary about the execution of Wanda Jean Allen, who was given a lethal injection by the state of Oklahoma in 2001.
The film delves into the American criminal justice system with the compelling story of convicted murderess.
Wanda Jean Allen was sentenced to death in 1989 after shooting her lover, Gloria Leathers, whom she met in prison while serving time for another killing.
It is an intimate account of a uniquely American story.
Its power lies in its portrait of simple human dignity in the face of inevitable death.

Jul 06, 2010

I loved this documentary. Wanda Jean’s charismatic optimism right up to the end was captivating. And her execution was heartbreaking to witness.


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