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  • Title: Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
  • Author: Lola Vollen Dave Eggers Scott Turow
  • ISBN: 9781932416237
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback

  • On September 30, 2003, Calvin was declared innocent and set free from Angola State Prison, after serving 22 years for a crime he did not commit Like many other exonerees, Calvin experienced a new world that was not open to him Hitting the streets without housing, money, or a change of clothes, exonerees across America are released only to fend for themselves In the tradOn September 30, 2003, Calvin was declared innocent and set free from Angola State Prison, after serving 22 years for a crime he did not commit Like many other exonerees, Calvin experienced a new world that was not open to him Hitting the streets without housing, money, or a change of clothes, exonerees across America are released only to fend for themselves In the tradition of Studs Terkel s oral histories, this book collects the voices and stories of the exonerees for whom life inside and out is forever framed by extraordinary injustice
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    Commentaires:

    Daisy
    I finished this book up on the side of the road with a flat tire while waiting to be rescued. I immediately suspected every kind soul who stopped to offer help as my potential murderer or, even worse, the person I would somehow be wrongfully accused of murdering. As a long-time fan of Law & Order, it was strange to suddenly see police work as just one more awful form of bureaucracy. The race to move a case into the solved files without even bothering to make sure you've convicted the right p [...]

    Eddy
    The three stars I bestowed upon this book don't fully express my feelings about it, so a little elaboration: The book is a dozen first-person narratives of men and one woman wrongly accused and convicted of major felonies and who were later exonerated thanks mainly to dedicated Innocence Project attorneys and law students or their own studies of the law while incarcerated. Each tells his story, from general life bio to arrest to trial to prison to release. The reason I gave it only the three sta [...]

    Fran
    I am sure I'm not alone in being fascinated with stories of the wrongfully accused. Those people that have their lives completely ruined or even ended for a hideous crime they had nothing to do with. So when I saw this book at 826 Valencia, there was no way I could pass it up. When I bought it, I had just finished Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, and had rekindled my love for him. I also knew that there was no fiction that could be more compelling than the stories of the individuals in this book. I have [...]

    Alana "Loni"
    This book is comprised of first person narratives of wrongfully imprisoned individuals. Some of it is really depressing - a lot of the people had a huge portion of their life taken away. I was amazed at how many of the people channeled their anger into positive outlets, and how their general life outlook is pretty positive, aside from their terrible experience.Also, this book is very readable because you can read them narrative by narrative and stop here and there and not lose the thread! (Good [...]

    Darlene Barton Seltzer
    A life-changing read for anyone who thinks our criminal justice system is fair & effective. For someone like me, who was already aware of how broken it is, this book simply reaffirmed my disapproval of the justice system and our prisons. Appalling first-hand accounts from the wrongfully convicted, including sidebars containing interesting facts & stats. A fascinating, yet agonizing read. It made me rethink going to law school, just so that I can get involved in the Innocence Project here [...]

    Katy
    This book was life changing. First hand accounts of those who have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. It does make you wary of our legal system, but for the better, I think. Please read this book!

    Andrew
    This book shows holes in the justice system through first-person accounts. Very interesting and thought-provoking.

    Jeremy Stock
    A must read.

    Annhett
    this book demonstrates the problems of the criminal injustice system. The prison industrial complex needs a major overhaul!

    Adam
    This book will wreck you.

    Green
    Extremely informative response to the question: How do innocent people end up in prison?

    Nikki Chee
    An insight into the lives of Americans who had been wrongfully convicted and subsequently exonerated. It's a topic that's taboo. This book tells the stories of, and reveals the psychological toll of the wrongfully incarcerated. Imagine spending 17 years behind bars for a crime you did not commit? You weren't even at the crime scene nor did you know the victim. And no one believes your innocence despite the evidence. Seeing you family torn apart, the life you lead destroyed, your possessions lost [...]

    Julie
    This is a book from a four-part series that I bought from McSweeney's. Surviving Justice is a compilation of narratives from individuals convicted of crimes they didn't commit. Each story is powerful and yet disturbing all at the same time. The reader is left wondering how and why could this happen. Many of the individuals featured in this compilation were wrongly convicted and imprisoned for fifteen or more years. That is outrageous! In any event, each narrative presents the before, during and [...]

    George
    I enjoy reading oral histories and 'Surviving Justice' presents twelve very moving, poignant and compelling first-person narratives of people wrongly imprisoned for years/decades, who were finally exonerated. I recommend this book to anyone interested in justice.For those with an interest, I would also recommend the excellent (2005) documentary 'After Innocence,'; which is available from/at Netflix on dvd or instant on-line play.

    Lyn
    Four instead of five stars due to the confusing layout of the book. Sidebars are stuck in the middle of the people's stories; the book is not well-organized. HOWEVERe stories are expressed in the victims' own words, and their tone will shatter you. They will also make you queasy and frankly ought to scare the shit out of you. Wrongful conviction could happen to anyone. It could even happen to you!

    LaLa
    I think i'll buy this book for my step-father-in-law for christmas. Him and I both love sad stories of the system gone wrong and how people are surviving it and fighting for good.As a side note, I just love Dave Egger's commitment to oral history and all of his side projects where he is helping oral history and journalism draw attention to human rights crisis. I want to read every book in this series.

    Carmen
    I have so far read half of this book and it inspired me to volunteer for Voice of Witness by transcribing and translating a few interviews.These interviews seriously made me think twice about the death penalty and how the judicial system works for those who are not fully aware of their rights. I would encourage everyone to read this just so that it can open up people's mind to the idea that wrongful convictions are possible and are more common that you would think.

    Grace
    How can you trust the integrity of law enforcement in the U.S. after reading this book? The horrors of the U.S. penal system are magnified for those who are wrongfully convicted. Sadly, the society doesn't go far enough to atone to those have been exonerated for the many wasted years of their lives.

    Adam Freilich
    For those about to read this book, it should be noted that this focuses on the corruption of the judicial system, and brushes on prison conditions. The appendices are worth flipping through. All in all, a highly important book to reflect how our justice system can pick a target, and if you are picked you are in guilty.

    Colin
    A compilation of moving first-person interviews with good supplemental sidebars, articles and appendixes about some of the monumental failures and continuing corruption of the "criminal justice" system.

    Glenn
    3.5 stars. Profiles of innocent people sent to prison, sometimes on death row, and how their lives were impacted by the wrongful convictions. Scientific advancements and retesting saved DNA evidence played a key in some of the exonerations.

    Karen
    I am now convinced that I will be falsely accused and convicted of a horrible crime at any given moment.

    Jamie
    My mind was blown. I say 5 stars not mainly because I enjoyed it so much, but because I read this a few years, and I still think about it so often.

    Nicole
    This is my worst nightmare. I'm serious - spiders are not even a close second to this. The system in this country is broken.

    Brian
    In their own words, 13 Americans tell the stories of how they were accidentally thrown in jail and eventually, thankfully, released.

    Anne
    Awesome book. It made me think about how bad our criminal justice system can really be, and how people just want to make themselves look good, while not concerned about others.

    Jess
    Fascinating.

    Sara Phelps
    Highly disturbing, but worth the discomfort.

    Kathi
    Incredible compilation of the oral histories of 16 of our countries wrongfully convicted. This collection of experiences drastically changed my prospective on our justice system.

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