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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 458 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Locks Press (October 6, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931643954
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931643955
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #956,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In April 1999, Fritz walked out of court a free man after spending 11 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. He maintained his innocence from day one against the pressure of detectives, prosecutors, the judge, and the jury. The tide began to turn after Barry Scheck's Innocence Project took on his case. While the blow-by-blow descriptions of Fritz's arrest, hearing, trial, and prison life can be tedious, this book is hard to put down. Readers will keep wondering when someone is going to listen to Fritz and do the right thing, but in the meantime it's almost like watching a train wreck in slow motion. In the process of sharing his story, Fritz comes across as truly remarkable and resilient. The only thing missing from the book is the story of his life since his release. Did the prosecutor and detectives express any remorse? What of the details of the real murderer's conviction? And how has the victim's family fared? There should be plenty of buzz for this book as John Grisham's "The Innocent Man" (not available for advance review), which tells the story of Fritz's also-exonerated codefendant, Ron Williamson, is due to be released at the same time. Recommended.Karen Sandlin Silverman, Ctr. for Applied Research, Philadelphia Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information. --Library Journal (Wednesday, November 01, 2006)

All books will be Personalized with Mr Fritz's autograph. --Dennis L Fritz

About the Author

Before his conviction, Dennis Fritz taught middle school science and coached football, basketball and track. Since his release, Dennis has been enjoying his freedom to the fullest He is a spokesman for the Innocence Project at fundraising events and works first hand with inmates. He serves as a board member of the Coalition to Demolish the Death Penalty, and the Midwestern Innocence Project.

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The book is very well written and the story is amazing.
R. Story
If you have read John Grisham's Calico Joe you will like this book.
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Following An Innocent Man, this tells Dennis Fritz's story.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By D. W. Linden on January 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
JOURNEY TOWARD JUSTICE is an important book because it shows how the "winning is everything" attitude of our society in general has infected our criminal justice system as well. Dennis Fritz is a hero not just for persevering in seeking justice for himself, but for continuing to champion justice for the countless imprisoned innocent men and women who were just another notch in the belt or statistic in campaign literature for conscienceless prosecutors. This is a great story of the triumph of love, faith and endurance over careerism, cynicism and indifference. I highly recommend this book, not just for those interested in the criminal justice system, but for every American who naively believes that we have the "greatest system of justice" on earth just because those who run it keep telling us so.

D. W. Linden

author, SAND CREEK
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By R. Story on December 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a very compelling and exciting story about an innocent man who is accused, convicted and imprisoned for 12 years for a crime he did not commit. The detail provided makes it very interesting for any one familiar with our justice system. The book is very well written and the story is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone, especially those in our criminal justice system in any capacity, or anyone thinking about a career in criminal justice.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. Miller on December 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I recommend Dennis Fritz' Journey Toward Justice. It reads like an amazing fiction story that a good writer has created. It was always a shock when I remembered that I was actually reading a true story and that the book was written by the person who lived through all those events.

This book is well-written and fascinating on many levels. It is a good legal suspense book with lots of twists and turns. It is a chilling exposure of corruption by a small-town prosecutor, followed by many others blindly and uncaringly validating the injustices. It is a love story about a family that survives enormously trying times. It is a very thought provoking book with respect to the death penalty. It's an uplifting story about perseverance through crushing circumstances. Read this book - you will have trouble putting it down. You will never forget the story.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By True Crime Reader on December 31, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Dennis Fritz wrote of his plight with elegance. He was accused, convicted and imprisoned for 12 years for a crime he did not commit. Reading about his ordeal that examins the many mistakes and deceptions that led to his conviction and 12 year incarceration, makes you think this can happen to just about anyone. He was a school teacher and a family man before being accused. I was touched by the total amount of injustice that he received. A captivating story on both personal and more importantly legal level. The 12 years in prison he immersed himself in an intense study of the law and wrote hundreds of letters and appellate briefs in his own defense. He wrote in a way I felt his frustration, anger and happiness and gave me great insight into a flawed justice system. Read his book and find out why he followed a certain Diet of his, sad true and amazing. He writes about how he never Blamed the Lord. He solely relied on his Faith in God to make it through. I was amazed how he worked diligently seeking his Freedom and how his Faith kept him emotionally stable during his time in prison. Extraodinary book by a extraordinary Man. A Heartfelt Story
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jordan S. Stevens on February 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover
When I read The Innocent Man, I wondered what life for Mr. Fritz really had been since It did not go into much detail about his stay in prison, but after reading The Journey Toward Justice it just shows how strong of a person Dennis really is. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Fritz at a Tulsa, OK book signing and he is trully a wonderful and greatful person to talk to. If you have read The Innocent Man then you will have to read Journey Toward Justice it trully is compelling.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. M. Henderson on February 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
What a great man to be able to go through so much, and yet have the faith and the fortitude to continue day after day pursuing JUSTICE in this tragic case, and then to go on and relive the horrors by writing such a fine book about it. Amazing, I would highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in non-fiction, and and interest in learning more about our horribly flawed system of justice in the United States.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lady Libra on December 26, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This highly recommended story is about a decent human being unjustly accused of a heinous crime. This amazing plight is extremly well written by an extraordinary man. From start to finish you will be amazed by the authors long and hard struggle towards freedom.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Bowden on February 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Dennis has written his harrowing story in a manner that is easy to follow and hard to put down. To read about the total injustice that was inflicted upon himself and his friend Ronnie, is nothing short of unbelievable. He has written about an inner strength and courage that carried him through the years of being incarcerated unjustly, and came out the other side with the support of his mother, aunt, daughter and the innocent project. Highly recommended read, along with Dreams of Ada, and Innocent Man by John Grisham
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