Doing Time From The 13th Chair

Topics: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam Pages: 3 (1103 words) Published: January 30, 2015
José A. Lorenzo Matos
INGL 3104 – L91


“Doing Time in the Thirteenth Chair” - Scott Russell Sanders Legal Terms/Vocabulary
1. Prosecutor - a person instigating prosecution (carrying on legal proceedings against a person) in a criminal proceeding. 2. Juror - one of a group of persons sworn to deliver a verdict in a case submitted to them; member of a jury. 3. Defendant - the attorney representing the defendant in a lawsuit or criminal case. 4. Informant - one who informs about others.

5. Verdict - a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case. 6. Bailiff - an official who watches prisoners and keeps order in a court of law. 7. Hash - a potent drug made from cannabis, stronger than marijuana.


1. What are the advantages and disadvantages about being juror 13th? The advantage is that he doesn’t need to take part in the jury final decision but the disadvantage is that he has to stay and listen to the whole process.

2. Describe the other jurors. What do you think of this group of jurors? A bar waitress, a TV repairman, a department store security guard, a dentist's assistant, an accountant, a nursing home nurse, a cleaning woman, a caterer, a mason, a boisterous old lady retired from rearing children, a meek college student with the demeanor of a groundhog and a teacher. I think they are just normal people who wants to go back to their lives as soon as possible.

3. Describe Bennie. Describe Rebecca.
Bennie is a man damaged for the war in Vietnam. The artillery ruined his hearing and he started using drugs to relieve his constant terror. When he came from Vietnam in 1971 a wreck he got mistreated and found no jobs and his girlfriend was married. The he was sentenced to jail a couple of time for different felonies. Rebecca was an aggressive a though woman who has three kids and says that Bennie is not guilty about the charges against him.

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