Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated

Surviving Justice America s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated Surviving Justice presents oral histories of thirteen people from all walks of life who through a combination of all too common factors overzealous prosecutors inept defense lawyers coercive inter

  • Title: Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
  • Author: Dave Eggers Lola Vollen Scott Turow
  • ISBN: 9781786632333
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • Surviving Justice presents oral histories of thirteen people from all walks of life, who, through a combination of all too common factors overzealous prosecutors, inept defense lawyers, coercive interrogation tactics, eyewitness misidentification found themselves imprisoned for crimes that they did not commit The stories these exonerated men and women tell are spellbindinSurviving Justice presents oral histories of thirteen people from all walks of life, who, through a combination of all too common factors overzealous prosecutors, inept defense lawyers, coercive interrogation tactics, eyewitness misidentification found themselves imprisoned for crimes that they did not commit The stories these exonerated men and women tell are spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring These narrators include Paul Terry, who spent twenty seven years wrongfully imprisoned, and emerged psychologically devastated and barely able to communicate Beverly Monroe, an organic chemist who was coerced into falsely confessing to the murder of her lover Free after seven years, she faces the daunting task of rebuilding her life from the ground up Joseph Amrine, who was sentenced to death for murder Seventeen years later, when DNA evidence exonerated him, Amrine emerged from prison with nothing but the fourteen dollars in his inmate account.

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    1. The availability of DNA testing has proven that too many innocent people are locked up for crimes they didn't commit, spending their prime years in cells with no one believing their claims of innocence. Surviving Justice brings together the stories of 13 innocent men and women, in their own words, many of whom were exonerated and released because of exculpatory DNA tests after collectively serving dozens of years . You think to yourself, 'This could never happen to me. I'm a good person and I've [...]

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