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Fourteen Days in May is a documentary film directed by Paul Hamann and originally shown on television by the British Broadcasting Corporation in Johnson protested his innocence and claimed that his confession had been made under duress. He was executed in Mississippi 's gas chamber on 20 May The documentary crew, given access to the prison warden, guards and chaplain and to Johnson and his family, filmed the last days of Johnson's life in detail.
The documentary argues against the death penalty and maintains that capital punishment is disproportionately applied to African-Americans convicted of crimes against whites. The programme features attorney Clive Stafford Smithan advocate against capital punishment. It has been shown in many countries but has only Muscle Shoals Blues - Ladds Black Aces - Vol.
1 in an abbreviated form in the United States, on HBO. Hamann disowned this shortened version. It was in direct response to this documentary that the Lifelines organisation was set up, to organise pen pals for death row prisoners.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. United Kingdom portal Mississippi portal Law portal Film portal. Retrieved 14 January Categories : television films English-language films BBC television documentaries Documentary films about capital punishment in the United States television specials.