Corrected entry: Denise is on death row for the killing of 2 children. The problem is that there is no death row in Massachusetts. Massachusetts no longer has the death penalty. They have not executed anyone since 1976. There are no people currently on death row. Information comes from the Death Penalty Information Center.
Trivia: Camryn Manheim uses sign language with her client, played by Marlee Matlin. Before becoming an actress, Camryn Manheim actually worked as a sign language interpreter and job trainer/placement specialist for the deaf. She also used her sign language skills in an episode of "Law and Order" called "Benevolence," where she portrayed a defense attorney for a deaf man accused of murdering his girlfriend.