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When Danalynn Recer tells the story of her life—or at least of her career, though she seldom makes much of a distinction—she begins with a phone call. At the time, she was an extremely busy twentysomething, working on both a law degree and a master’s in history at the University of Texas at Austin. Some lawyers called the history department and invited her to an office with an oddly vague name: the Texas Resource Center. They represented men on death row, and the name served to camouflage such unpopular work.

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