FF 249 – Voices from Death Row with George T Wilkerson and Tessie Castillo
On today’s episode of Felony Friday we have a first! The first interview with an inmate on death row. John was joined first by Tessie Castillo, who is a co-author of the Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row. Tessie shares her story about how she found herself writing a book with inmates on death row and why she is so passionate about getting these stories out.
For the second half of the show John is joined by George T. Wilkerson. Wilkerson was sentenced to two death sentences on December 20, 2006. He is on death row in North Carolina. During his time on death row, Wilkerson has written many articles and recently co-authored the Crimson Letters – Voices from Death Row, which contains 30 compelling essays written in the prisoners’ own words.