Now there is Pastor Carroll Pickett [class of 1957], who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous “Walls” prison unit in Huntsville. During Pickett’s remarkable career journey, he presided over 95 executions, including the world’s first lethal injection. After each execution, Pickett recorded an audiotape account of his trip to the death chamber.
The film also focuses on the story of Carlos De Luna, a convict Pickett counseled and whose execution troubled Pickett more than any other. He firmly believed De Luna was innocent, and the film tracks the investigative efforts of a team of Chicago Tribune reporters who have turned up evidence that strongly suggests he was.
From award-winning directors Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) and Peter Gilbert (“Vietnam: Long Time Coming”).
Go see and you’ll know what I am saying…please stop explaining. You can go, go, go see this Austin Seminary alumni, Screening Location/Time here:
Tuesday, May 20th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
San Jose Catholic Church
2435 Oak Crest Avenue
I am not a Carol or Carroll, but I care. Ryan Pappan [class of 2008] cares…what may come only God knows. See you at the nacho cart. Insahallah.