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Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted -Book
Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted -Book
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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exoneree’s case is explored in a previously unpublished essay by legendary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.

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