Where do I start The Buddhist on Death Row has to be one of the absolute best books I have read in a very very long time. David Sheff does a stupendous job bringing you into the true story of Death Row inmate Jay Masters. But more than that, as you are reading the life-changing realizations Master's was taught by Great Buddhist Teachers. you yourself begin to have awakening realizations of your own.
The Buddhist on Death Row is also very motivational for loved ones who are currently spending time behind bars. Giving them the courage and inspiration they need to use their time there with a positive outlook and the opportunity for the same life-changing realizations that Jay Masters was taught by Great Buddhist Teachers.