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Three extraordinary people embark on journeys of recovery, discovery and rebellion, and find themselves centre stage in the biggest capital punishment crisis in modern memory.
Three extraordinary people embark on journeys of recovery, discovery and rebellion, and find themselves centre stage in the biggest capital punishment crisis in modern memory.
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    MARYLAND - Double DVD and Tote bag!

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    A copy of Shaun Attwood's renowned memoir, Hard Time (2nd edition)!

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    NEW PERK! Eight lucky people can get their hands on a photograph by the genius hand of Scott Langley. Scott's stunning images are also part of the Death Penalty Photography Documentary Project.

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    MASSACHUSETTS - Get yourself a signed copy of Bryan Stevenson's newly-released "Just Mercy". A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time".

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    MICHIGAN - Get yourself a signed copy of Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated, from award-winning author Dave Eggers.

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    NEW MEXICO - A very special thanks to you before the rolling credits in the film! This can be done as a collective if you want, run a fundraiser to raise £1,000 or more (maybe a ‘One For Ten’ film night? or get 10 friends to donate £100) and we will give very special thanks to the group rather than an individual (it is a lot of money after all!) PLUS everything at NEW JERSEY (travel not included)

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    NEW YORK - Executive Producer - You've just become a major part of this film. As an executive producer, you're the big cheese and get to see the film before anyone else at rough cut stage and feedback your thoughts.

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