The Execution of Wanda Jean

The Execution of Wanda Jean

DVD - 2005
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In 2001, Wanda Jean Allen was given a lethal injection by the state of Oklahoma, making her the first black woman to be executed in America in fifty years. Chronicles the methodical way the criminal justice system proceeds to execute Wanda Jean, a convicted murderess with a low IQ bordering on retardation. While pleas for clemency are exhausted, she faces her inevitable death.
Publisher: [New York] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video Group, c2005
ISBN: 9780767085984
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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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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