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Injustice revisited:The Innocent Man by John Grisham August 2, 2007

Posted by Null in Books, Ethics.
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I have finished reading John Grisham’s recent work on a non-fiction novel named “The Innocent Man“. I expected the story to be a psychological crime thriller but I was wrong. The story has nothing to do with a typical fictional thriller. It is based on the real life experiences of some people of Ada, a small town of Oklahoma state.

The Innocent Man

The story is quite bizzare that even in these days, innocent people can be framed by bad police work, snitches and loopholes of law. The story is mostly about Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz who seemed to be innocent but were framed by the police of Ada and by the prosecutor Bill Peterson. These two individuals had been wrongfully convicted for the murder of Debbie Carter. The story also highlights another similar story of Ward and Fontenot who were also being framed and sent to the death row (“The Dreams of Ada” is the book about Ward and Fontenot by Robert Mayer). Since I was unaware that death penalty still exist in United States, I was quite surprised by these two cases. The book is worth reading if you still believe that the justice system protects the rights of the innocent. It will tour you the extreme state of affairs that any individual can undergo. Thanks to John for his non-fiction work and revisiting injustice.

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