The Innocent Man
I'm a big John Grisham fan and have read all of his books. Just finished "The Inoccent Man", Grisham's first nonfiction book, about two men who were convicted and sentenced to Death Row in Oklahoma in the late 80's. Eleven years went by before they were finally released. One of the men suffered from mental illness and his execution was suspended five days before he was scheduled to be executed. An amazing story. This book does not debate about the morality of the death penalty, but shows how close innocent men can be sent to prison on horrible detective work, blind prosecution, and an incompetant judge. It opened my eyes to see that it would not take much for any person to be convicted of a crime he did not commit.
Has anyone else read it? What are your thoughts?
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