Interview with Emilie Eaton


Emilie Eaton is the criminal justice enterprise reporter for the San Antonio Express News. In this interview, she talks about her experiences reporting on and writing about capital punishment cases and criminal justice in general. Eaton describes what it was like researching the capital punishment cases prior to watching the execution, as well as interviewing individuals on death row. She also elaborates on the experience of watching the execution of Christopher Young and what that felt like for her. Eaton goes on to discuss her opinions of the death penalty overall and what it was like for her to start working with capital punishment cases. Finally, Eaton retells a few stories of incarcerated individuals that she has worked with or heard of in the past.