42 minutes | Oct 22nd 2020

FF 251 - Voices from Death Row with Lyle May

On today’s episode of Felony Friday we have our second interview with an inmate on death row with Lyle May joining the show. Be sure to go back and listen to our interview from two weeks ago with death row inmate George T. Wilkerson.

Prior to Lyle calling into the show , John is joined again by co-author on the Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row, Tessie Castillo. The book was the brain child of Tessie and she shares why people need to read it and some of the challenges she had to overcome to make this book reality.

For the second part of the show, Lyle May calls in and provides a fascinating and engaging interview. He addresses topics that span from how he stays motivated on death row to his criminal justice reform proposals. Lyle was convicted of a double homicide in 1999 at age 19. While incarcerated he has managed to earn a GED and Associate's Degree. He has also published two books and is working on his third. Lyle has written for The Marshall Project, The J Journal, Prison Writers, and maintains a blog at Beyond Steel Doors.