Apart from being a writer, I am also a mitigation specialist. My main experience has been investigating cases in which Mexican nationals and other Latin Americans, incarcerated in the U.S., are facing the death penalty. Should you be interested in getting in touch with me on this subject, please write to me at

For those who are curious about what mitigation is, here is an excellent article by Alex Kotlowitz from the New York Times Magazine, which cogently describes the process.