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Linda Carty is a British grandmother currently on death row in Texas. Her execution is due very soon and legal action charity Reprieve will launch a campaigning exhibition to explain and fight her case, at St Martin-in-the-Fields this week. The installation is a life-size death row cell, an accurate replica of the cell Carty has now, with reproductions of the family photos and cricket memorabilia Carty has on her walls. A video loop of Carty talking about her impending execution will play in the cell, creating what will no doubt be a moving and powerful exhibition. Visitors can spend 15 minutes inside, and are invited to write a letter asking for Carty's life to be spared which will be sent on Texas to add weight to the campaign.
St Martin-in-the-Fields is where Amnesty International was formed and whatever your religion, if you believe Carty should be spared the execution, you will be welcome at the exhibition. You can visit during opening hours or book a slot via the Reprieve website. A Reprieve representative will be present at all times to answer any questions about the campaign for Carty. The exhibition launches this Thursday 12 August and ends on 5 September and is free to attend.
Death's Waiting Room at St Martin-in-the-Fields, from Thursday 12 August to 5 September. For more information, go to the Reprieve website.
Last Updated 11 August 2010