CBS TV News, Los Angeles, Features Vonda Pelto, Ph.D. Talking About Working with Serial Killers at Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail and Her Book, Without Remorse: The Story of the Woman Who Kept Los Angeles’ Serial Killers Alive

In this segement on CBS 2 TV News, Los Angeles, Vonda Pelto, Ph.D., author of Without Remorse: The Woman Who Kept Los Angeles’ Serial Killers Alive, tells stories about the three years she spent, 1979-82, keeping a number of notorious serial killers and criminals from harming themselves after a serial killer, Vernon Butts, killed himself before standing trial.

Having her Ph.D. but not yet a state licensed Clinical Psychologist, Vonda’s job was to talk with them, keep them engaged with access to speak with her at any time in the converted cell used as a jail house office adjacent to all the serial killers and worst criminals. It was an oppressive environment with all the attendant smells and noises that come with institutional incarceration in the largest jail house in the world.   

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“In unflinching language, Vonda Pelto escorts us into the claustrophobic bedlam of a giant jailhouse and lays bare the behavior of notorious serial killers.  Pulling no punches, she allows us a voyeuristic look into their convoluted minds, and shares shocking personal experiences that will leave you reeling.”
—Don Lasseter, Author, Journalist