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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.
I had seen a report of this subject on TV. The book was much more in depth. What I would have recommended to the authors: That they spend a bit more time on the method of... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Katherine L. Triboli
Very good read. Continued blessings to Ron Cotton and Jennifer and their families. A lesson of grace for us all.Published 17 days ago by lrchiles
Great story of injustice and forgiveness. It is not fiction and does not read like fiction. It reads more like actual interviews with the two central people involved. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Mary S
I had to read this book for a class. The title is misleading until you know the characters and story line. Read morePublished 1 month ago by shellshocking123
this was an amazing book. hard read because of the subject matter but well worth it. Thank You to these people for sharing their stories to enlighten our lives. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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 month 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 1 month ago by Kindle Customer