Issue quote: Jim Willet, on Secondary trauma - Washington Post. May 13, 2001
Sometimes I wonder whether people really understand what goes on down here and the effect it has on us. Killing people, even people you know are heinous criminals, is a gruesome business, and it takes a harsh toll… I have no doubt it’s disturbing for all of us. You don’t ever get used to it.
— Jim Willet, former warden, Huntsville, Texas, who oversaw 89 executions