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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.
Daughter needed it for school. It came a little later than promised, so 4 stars.Published 11 hours ago by Amazon shopper
Powerful and thought provoking vision of american justice told by those who experienced it. This book explores the complex world of memory, recall, prejudice, hatred and... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
For those really interested in the shortcomings of the justice system, this is a must read. While all involved acted with integrity and sincerity, a miscarriage of justice lasting... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Robert Geer
This was a fascinating read. A very sad story about our criminal justice system. Both characters are memorable - and honorable. A quick read - a page turner.Published 19 days ago by rebecca cohen
Thanks for sharing such a compelling story. I'm sure it was difficult to do.
The authors are to be commended for their continued commitment to advocate for justice.
Quite the memoir. True likes of our justice system. very touching, although sad couldn't put it down. True forgiveness is in all of usPublished 1 month ago by Marie Reichlmayr
Kindness and forgiveness went a long way but I thought the story itself was only so-so. I would recommend it because the read went fast, but odd.Published 3 months ago by Kathy Goldman