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July 17, 2013
New book chronicles 42 years of Folsom executions


Ninety-three men were hanged at Folsom State Prison from 1895 to 1937, and a new book tells their stories for the first time.

April Moore will discuss "Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men" on Saturday at the Folsom Prison Museum and July 24 at Time Tested Books in Midtown. The Folsom Prison Museum entrance fee is $2, but the Time Tested Books reading is free.

"Folsom 93" is based on records Moore's great-great-uncle somehow acquired in the 1940s. When Moore discovered the material in 2008, she researched the lives, crimes, trials and executions of the 93 men.

Moore, a Colorado-based writer, blogged through her research and included anecdotes that weren't included in her finished book. Get a taste here.

Retired Correctional Peace Officers Museum at Folsom State Prison, 312 Third St., Represa, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street, Sacramento, 7 p.m. July 24

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