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Anatomy Of Innocence Testimonies Of The Wrongfully Convicted

Author : Laura Caldwell
ISBN : 9781631490897
Genre : True Crime
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Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America’s best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions. Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, now appear with frightening regularity. But few people understand just how or why they happen and, more important, the immeasurable consequences that often haunt the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent. Now, in this groundbreaking anthology, fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories to a roster of high-profile mystery and thriller writers—including Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, Laurie R. King, Jan Burke and S. J. Rozan—while another exoneree’s case is explored in a previously unpublished essay by legendary playwright Arthur Miller. An astonishing and unique collaboration, these testimonies bear witness to the incredible stories of innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and cast into the maw of a vast and deeply flawed American criminal justice system before eventually, and miraculously, being exonerated. Introduced by best-selling authors Scott Turow and Barry Scheck, these master storytellers capture the tragedy of wrongful convictions as never before and challenge readers to confront the limitations and harsh realities of the American criminal justice system. Lee Child tells of Kirk Bloodsworth, who obsessively read about the burgeoning field of DNA testing, cautiously hoping that it held the key to his acquittal—until he eventually became the first person to be exonerated from death row based on DNA evidence. Judge John Sheldon and author Gayle Lynds team up to share Audrey Edmunds’s experience raising her children long distance from her prison cell. And exoneree Gloria Killian recounts to S. J. Rozan her journey from that fateful "knock on the door" and the initial shock of accusation to the scars she carries today. Together, the powerful stories collected within the Anatomy of Innocence detail every aspect of the experience of wrongful conviction, as well as the remarkable depths of endurance sustained by each exoneree who never lost hope.

The Stolen Years The True Story Of A Pilot S Seven Year Layover In A Madagascar Prison

Author : Jean Wight
ISBN : 157833991X
Genre : Imprisonment
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This book is a true story and the contents are as related by John Wight himself. Much of the material was taken from the actual letters and tapes that he managed to get out of Madagascar during his seven years imprisonment.

The Stolen Years

Author : Roger Touhy
ISBN : 9781789128864
Genre : True Crime
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The Stolen Years, first published in 1959, is the gripping story of Chicago gangster Roger Touhy, who, while an admitted beer-manufacturer during Prohibition, was wrongly convicted of a 1933 kidnapping and would serve more than 25 years in prison for this crime he did not commit. The Stolen Years paints a vivid portrait of life in the “roaring 20s” in the Chicago area, where Al Capone ruled the criminal organizations rampant during Prohibition. Included are 34 pages of photographs. Three weeks after Touhy’s release from prison in 1959, and which coincided with the publication of this book, Touhy was gunned down by five shotgun blasts. His mob-linked killers were never found. Included are 34 pages of photographs.

Stolen Innocence

Author : John Batt
ISBN : 9780091905699
Genre : Children
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To lose one child is terrible; to lose two is unimaginable. For no one to believe that you are innocent of their deaths and to be imprisoned because of it must be unbearable. Yet this is the reality Sally Clark had to face. The daughter of a policeman, wife of a solicitor and a solicitor herself, just when she was grieving from the tragic death of her second child the system she'd always believed in turned against her. Justice suddenly seemed a far-off principle as she was convicted and her initial appeal quashed. Her family, lawyers and various volunteers were relentless in their fight to clear her name. Finally, following three long years in prison, suffering abuse and the bleak horrow of bereavement, Sally Clark was finally acquitted by the Court of Appeal in 2003. Her release caught the nation's attention, and paved the way for succesful appeals by wrongly convicted mothers such as Angela Canning. As Lord Justice Judge said, 'Unless we are sure of guilt, the dreadful possibility always remains that a mother, already brutally scarred by the unexplained deaths of her babies, may find herself in prison for life for killing them when she should not be there at all.' Written with the power of a thriller, the book is a tragic but ultimately uplifting story of a mother's love and a family's gutsy fight for what they knew to be right.

Faith To Move The Mountain Of The Heart

Author : Olivia Reid
ISBN : 9781329073906
Genre : Religion
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Camaraderie-the military gets it, why doesn't the body of believers? Have you ever stopped to think about the drastic importance of your position in the Kingdom of God during these uncertain times? This book will present a dynamic, compelling and biblical perspective to the believing community that will change not only your outlook, but your heart as you journey to the depths of God's heart. This book is communal in its approach. This is a powerful tool in building unity in marriages, families and the body of believers in an age that so desperately needs the strength that unity offers. But most of all, this book is about your heart- it reveals hidden truth through in-depth word studies that will supplant latent and obvious doubt with life-altering trust, so that your faith can finally move mountains, even the mountain of the your heart. So, rally up for the adventure of a lifetime...the journey to the depths of God's heart-His heart as a Warrior.

Stolen Time

Author : Sunny Jacobs
ISBN : 0385611404
Genre : Death row inmates
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'In a world of one, I am alone, more alone than I have ever been in my life.Locked up in a box within a box where no one can enter and I cannot leave. I am to await my death.' In 1976 a twenty-seven-year-old mother of two and her partner were wrongfully sentenced to death by the Florida courts for the murder of two police officers. Sunny Jacobs would not taste freedom again for seventeen years, by which time her two children were estranged, her parents were dead and her beloved partner, Jesse Tafero, had been executed. Sunny spent five years on death row in solitary confinement. In a cell the width of her arm-span, her only lifeline was the stream of impassioned, life-affirming letters between herself and Jesse, offering love and strength, each echoing the other's conviction that the truth would soon be revealed. She refused to lose hope, even though the state had allowed falsified testimonies and an inconclusive polygraph test to condemn her and Jesse, disregarding hidden evidence and the true murderer's confession. Then in 1981 Sunny's sentence was reduced to life, and she revelled in the unimaginable freedom of eating in the company of other prisoners, teaching yoga and forging new relationships. Yet Jesse remained on death row, and Sunny lived under the constant shadow of his impending execution, while grieving for her parents, killed in a plane crash, and for her loss of contact with her children, who were taken into care. But Sunny miraculously maintained her strength of heart, and fought on to prove their innocence uauntil in 1992 she was finally exonerated, seventeen years after her ordeal began. But it was two years too late for Jesse, who had died in a horrible botched execution that caused outrage the world over. Sunny Jacobs's life has been layered with tragedy and yet her story, while delving into her darkest days, is a shining example of a woman's triumph over despair. Sunny's resilience, her unshakeable joy, and her astounding ability to forgive are beautifully depicted in this stunning and uplifting memoir.

In This Timeless Time

Author : Bruce Jackson
ISBN : 9780807882641
Genre : Social Science
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In this stark and powerful book, Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian explore life on Death Row in Texas and in other states, as well as the convoluted and arbitrary judicial processes that populate all Death Rows. They document the capriciousness of capital punishment and capture the day-to-day experiences of Death Row inmates in the official "nonperiod" between sentencing and execution. In the first section, "Pictures," ninety-two photographs taken during their fieldwork for the book and documentary film Death Row illustrate life on cell block J in Ellis Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections. The second section, "Words," further reveals the world of Death Row prisoners and offers an unflinching commentary on the judicial system and the fates of the men they met on the Row. The third section, "Working," addresses profound moral and ethical issues the authors have encountered throughout their careers documenting the Row. Included is a DVD of Jackson and Christian's 1979 documentary film, Death Row.

Miscarriages Of Justice

Author : Clive Walker
ISBN : 9781854316875
Genre : Civil rights
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The authors examine the various steps within the criminal justice system which have resulted in the conviction of the innocent, and suggest remedies as to how miscarriages might be avoided in the future. The contributors comprise academics, campaigners and practitioners.

Cannibalism In Literature And Film

Author : J. Brown
ISBN : 9781137292124
Genre : Performing Arts
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A comprehensive study of cannibalism in literature and film, spanning colonial fiction, Gothic texts and contemporary American horror. Amidst the sharp teeth and horrific appetite of the cannibal, this book examines real fears of over-consumerism and consumption that trouble an ever-growing modern world.

Justice Of The Peace

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061072521
Genre : Justices of the peace
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