"The book deals in emotion magnificently. . . . A moving piece of photojournalism and a fitting argument against the death penalty."
-Texas Books In Review
"Jackson and Christian's book gives some of those men a face. Therein lays its beauty."
-The Rag Blog
"Comprehensive [and] well-crafted. . . . Raises important questions about the judicial system and the practice of capital punishment in our society."
"If opponents of the death penalty were to choose one book for their cause, this could well be it. . . . Jackson and Christian write in a direct, journalistic style, poignant and to the point. This book will appeal to those with a specific interest in criminal justice and the death penalty as well as curious casual readers."
"An unflinching commentary on the judicial system and the fates of the men they met on the Row. . . . They made a body of work no one else could."
"A uniquely powerful contribution to the literature on prisons, criminal justice, and capital punishment in the United States. . . . Not to be missed."
-Journal of Southern History
"All readers concerned about the U.S. prison system and capital punishment will benefit from this important work."
"In This Timeless Time
presents images and words of condemned men who are otherwise abstractions and provides a compelling history of death row over the last thirty years. Nothing like this book exists, or could ever exist again. I could not recommend this book more strongly."--Billy Sothern, death penalty lawyer and author of Down In New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City
From the Inside Flap
Through words and pictures and with the force of over thirty years of fieldwork behind them, Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian explore life on Death Row in Texas and in other states, as well as the convoluted and arbitrary judicial processes that populate all Death Rows. In chronicling the lives and deaths of these prisoners, Jackson and Christian document the capriciousness of capital punishment and capture the day-to-day experiences of Death Row inmates in the official "nonperiod" between sentencing and death.