06 The Right to Liberty

Article 3

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Directed by Irvine Welsh & Mark Cousins

In January 1987, Scottish born, Kenny Richey was sentenced to the electric chair in the USA. Later, when new legislation blocked the use of the electric chair, making injections the State’s only form of execution, he was sentenced to lethal injection.

Thirteen dates were set for Richey’s execution, but the dates were all postponed. Kenny always maintained his innocence.

In 2008 he was released. This film recounts through archive footage the life Richey missed while in prison.


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