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Anatomy of innocence : testimonies of the wrongfully convicted
Title:
Anatomy of innocence : testimonies of the wrongfully convicted
ISBN:
9781631490880
Physical Description:
xxxii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents:
The knock on the door: the arrest / The trip to Doty Road: the interrogation / The evidence closes in: the trial / Just one: the verdict / Descent: entering prison / The fortune cookie: the lessons learned / A study in Sisyphus: serving time / The wrong man: the cruelties of fate / Luck and the death penalty: community involvement / Staying on track: surviving incarceration / The bloody yellow shirt: obtaining help / The long wait: legal appeals / The last bad morning: exoneration / Moving forward: post release / Every day is a new beginning: life after innocence
Abstract:
How do wrongful convictions happen, and what are the consequences for the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent? Fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories, while another exoneree's case is explored. They 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.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]