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Ex-executioner: Death penalty about revenge

  • Dr. Allen Ault is a former death row executioner
  • Ault: I live in hell right here on Earth
  • Ault now speaks out against the death penalty

Everyone has a story to tell, but most never tell it -- until now. This is one man's confession.

Dr. Allen Ault oversaw executions in Georgia from 1992 to 1995. To this day, Ault says he is still haunted by the faces of the men he put to death and has nightmares about them. Ault says ultimately the death penalty is not about justice -- it's about revenge.

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