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Surviving justice : America's wrongfully convicted and exonerated

Author: Lola VollenDave EggersNoria JablonskiAmy JohnsonMarc HermanAll authors
Publisher: London : Verso, 2017. ©2017
Series: Voice of witness.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately

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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lola Vollen; Dave Eggers; Noria Jablonski; Amy Johnson; Marc Herman; Mike McCarrin; Steve Sander; Sarah Stewart Taylor; Neil Berman; Dominic Luxford; Scott Turow
ISBN: 9781786632241 1786632241 9781786632869 1786632861
OCLC Number: 1000519882
Description: 476 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: My life is a broken puzzle / Christopher Ochoa --
My mama didn't raise no killers / Juan Melendez --
I stepped into a dream / Gary Gauger --
I am the expert / James Newsome --
Thank God for DNA / Calvin Willis --
If a five-year-old did it, you did it / John Stoll --
Now I question everything / Beverly Monroe --
Sheep among wolves / Michael Evans and Paul Terry --
Flowers in your hair / David Pope --
I'm a dead man walking / Joseph Amrine --
Family man / Peter Rose --
Bad things happen to good people / Kevin Green --
Exoneree roundtable. People don't know how lucky they are to have their liberty --
Appendix A: Causes of wrongful conviction --
Appendix B: The prison experience --
Appendix C: Life after exoneration --
Appendix D: Supplementary material --
Series Title: Voice of witness.
Responsibility: edited by Lola Vollen and Dave Eggers ; managing editors Noria Jablonski, Amy Johnson, Marc Herman, Michael McCarrin, Steve Sander, Sarah Stewart Taylor ; interviews and reporting completed by students at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Neil Berman [and others] ; additional reporting by Dominic Luxford [and others] ; [foreword by Scott Turow].


The Voice of Witness book series takes a humanizing, literary approach to oral history to illuminate the stories of people impacted by injustice across the world.  Read more...


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