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Allen Ault

HARDtalk gets a rare insight from Allen Ault, Former Commissioner of Corrections for the southern US state of Georgia. He is now an opponent of the death penalty. Why?

A host of countries around the world still impose the ultimate punishment on the most serious criminals - death. What is it like to be in command of the machinery of state-sanctioned execution? As part of the BBC's special Freedom Season, HARDtalk gets a rare insight from Allen Ault, who spent years running the corrections system in the southern US state of Georgia. He organised the killing of criminals until he could stand it no more. Now he is an opponent of the death penalty. Why?

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 Mar 2017 19:30GMT

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Role Contributor
Presenter Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest Allen Ault

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