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By Stanley Cohen

“A landmark within the struggle opposed to the loss of life penalty. generally researched and brilliantly written . . . the inaccurate males is a gem.” Martin Garbus, felony safeguard attorney

Every day, blameless males throughout the USA are thrown into criminal, betrayed by way of a defective justice approach, and robbed in their lives—either by way of decades-long sentences or the dying penalty itself. Injustice tarnishes our criminal approach from begin to end. From the racial discrimination and violence utilized by backwards legislations enforcement officials, to a jail tradition that breeds inmate clash, there's chance for blunders at each turn.

Award-winning journalist Stanley Cohen chronicles over 100 of those situations, from the 1973 case of the 1st ever dying row exoneree, David Keaton, to a number of circumstances as of 2015 that resulted from the corrupt practices of NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella (with approximately seventy Brooklyn instances lower than evaluate for wrongful conviction). within the wake of those unjust convictions, grassroots organisations, households, and professional bono legal professionals have battled this rampant wrongdoing. Cohen finds how eyewitness blunders, jailhouse snitch testimony, racism, junk technological know-how, prosecutorial misconduct, and incompetent guidance have populated America’s prisons with the innocent.

Readers embark on trips with males who have been arrested, convicted, sentenced to existence in legal or demise, dragged in the course of the appeals method, and at last let loose in keeping with their real innocence. even supposing those tales finish with vindication, there are those who have ended with unjustified execution. Convicting the Innocent is certain to gasoline controversy over a justice method that has brought the final word punishment approximately a thousand occasions because 1976, notwithstanding it can't warrantly actual convictions.

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