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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Sara Paretsky, Laurie R. King, Jan Burke and S. J. Rozan—while another exoneree’s case is explored in a previously unpublished essay by legendary playwright Arthur Miller.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.

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 In Canada

Author : Kathryn M. Campbell
ISBN : 9780802094063
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Stolen Time

Author : Sunny Jacobs
ISBN : 0385611412
Genre : Death row inmates
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Sunny Jacobs was only twenty-seven years old when she and her partner, Jesse Tafero, were wrongly sentenced to death by the Florida courts for the murder of two state policmen in 1976. Hidden evidence, falsified testimonies, inconclusive polygraph tests and a seemingly wanton corruption within the judicial system meant that the real murderer successfully testified against two innocents, who left behind an eight-year-old child and a ten-month-old baby. Despite the murderer, Walter Rhodes, subsequently recanting his testimony and confessing to the murder on three separate occasions, Sunny spent five years in solitary confinement on Death Row before her sentence was eventually reduced to life imprisonment, while Jesse was brutally executed via a thirteen-minute ordeal in the electric chair. Finally, after seventeen years of legal wrangling both their sentences were quashed (Jesse's posthumously) and Sunny was given back her freedom, by which time her parents were dead and her children separated and in care. Yet in this book Sunny demonstrates the human capacity for resilience and generosity of spirit. Her focus is not on the horrors she endured but on the ways in which she triumphed over despair - the wonderful relationships she forged in jail, the Buddhist and Jewish tenets which allowed her to make peace with her fate, and most importantly her amazing ability to love which buoyed and carried her through the darkest and most soul destroying of years.

City Limits

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ISBN : UOM:39015058757777
Genre : Community development, Urban
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The Listener

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007800746
Genre : Radio broadcasting
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The Memory Illusion

Author : Dr Julia Shaw
ISBN : 9781473535176
Genre : Psychology
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Truly fascinating.' Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2 - Have you ever forgotten the name of someone you’ve met dozens of times? - Or discovered that your memory of an important event was completely different from everyone else’s? - Or vividly recalled being in a particular place at a particular time, only to discover later that you couldn’t possibly have been? We rely on our memories every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is, they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are. In The Memory Illusion, forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr Julia Shaw draws on the latest research to show why our memories so often play tricks on us – and how, if we understand their fallibility, we can actually improve their accuracy. The result is an exploration of our minds that both fascinating and unnerving, and that will make you question how much you can ever truly know about yourself. Think you have a good memory? Think again. 'A spryly paced, fun, sometimes frightening exploration of how we remember – and why everyone remembers things that never truly happened.' Pacific Standard

The Onion Presents

Author : Scott Dikkers
ISBN : 030733984X
Genre : Humor
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A wild and wicked parody of America's preoccupation with national security offers a selection of whimsical news stories, opinion pieces, and blurbs that offer a pointed look at Donald Rumsfeld, America's dependence on foreign oil, domestic surveillance, and other hot topics. Original. 150,000 first printing.

The Specter Of Genocide

Author : Strassler Professor in Holocaust History Center for Holocaust Studies Department of History Robert Gellately
ISBN : 0521527503
Genre : History
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Offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analyses of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts.

The Best Book Of Bizarre But True Stories Ever

Author : Mike Flynn
ISBN : 1858685583
Genre : Reference
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Brace yourself for 500 of the strangest, the funniest, the most bizarre stories you'll ever read, and they're all 100% TRUE!

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