Caryl Chessman


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Chessman, Caryl (Whittier)

(1922–60) convict, author; born in St. Joseph, Mich. Convicted on 17 counts of kidnapping, robbery, and rape, he was sentenced to death in 1948. He managed to delay his execution for 12 years and wrote books against capital punishment, including Trial by Ordeal (1956). His articulate manner and the fact that he had never actually killed anyone led to an international protest against his execution.
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Alli empezo a escribir, impulsado por la envidia que sentia por otro recluso llamado Caryl Chessman, que repentinamente habia tenido fama con su libro Celda 2455.
In 1960 Cooney produced the documentary film Justice and Caryl Chessman, which was shown in more than fifteen hundred movie houses in America and countless others overseas.
Actually I did kill a guy on Death Row once in a project," Alda says, referring to Kill Me If You Can (1977), a television movie in which he played Caryl Chessman, a real-life Californian who spent 12 years on Death Row before being executed.
I can recall one special case where my grandfather's principles and character were tested by a very controversial and sensational event that took place in the 1950s dealing with a notorious criminal, Caryl Chessman.
From California's death row at San Quentin, convicted rapist and kidnapper Caryl Chessman authored four bestselling memoirs that sparked one of the largest campaigns to end the death penalty.
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She spoke out against the death sentence of convicted murderer Caryl Chessman, whom police nicknamed the "Red Light Bandit.
Caryl Chessman, a rapist condemned to death under the state's "Little Lindbergh" law, had become a celebrated (in some eyes) and notorious (in others) author while on death row, and something of a liberal cause celebre.
Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974