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“What happened in this book will change what you think of the criminal justice system in this country, and challenge you to help fix it. Each of them tells an extraordinary story about crime, punishment and exoneration, but it’s their shared spiritual journey toward reconciliation and forgiveness that is even more compelling and profound.” --Barry C. Scheck, Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Innocence Project®
“Few people have done more to put a human face on issues involving wrongful convictions than Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton. Yet through their shared pain, they have been able to forge a friendship that most of us search our lives for.”--Janet Reno, Former U.S. Attorney General
JENNIFER THOMPSON-CANNINO lives in North Carolina with her family. She speaks frequently about the need for judicial reform, and is a member of the North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission, the advisory committee for Active Voices, and the Constitution Project. Her op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Durham-Herald Sun, and the Tallahassee Democrat.
RONALD COTTON lives with his wife and daughter in North Carolina. He has spoken at various schools and conferences including Washington and Lee University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Georgetown Law School, and the Community March for Justice for Troy Anthony Davis in Savannah, GA.
ERIN TORNEO is a Los Angeles-based writer. She was a 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Nonfiction Fellow.
The authors received the 2008 Soros Justice Media Fellowship for PICKING COTTON.
Picking cotton was a well written memoir. Reading about the same event from two different perspectives was very intriguing. I liked the way it caused me to think. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Runner girl
I really enjoyed reading this book,it was a AWESOME novel,I would recommend they make a movie" I think it would make a box office smash...Published 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
I found myself very involved to the point that I was teary eyed throughout many parts of the book. This is written well.Published 7 days ago by Dawn Pefley
What an amazing book! I completely love the structure of the book. I cried so much and it was just such an inspiring story to read.Published 13 days ago by cynthia
An emotional read that really helps one understand the flaws in our justice system but also show us the hope and love hard situations can give us.Published 16 days ago by Mary Toland
This is an amazing book and true story. I enjoyed reading it and recommended to a lot of my friends. We was read for my book club.Published 1 month ago by Madeline Binder