Ghost of the Innocent Man

Ghost of the Innocent Man

A True Story of Trial and Redemption

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"When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission-unprecedented at its inception in 2006-remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations."--
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316311496
Characteristics: xi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Aug 08, 2018

Story of Willie Grimes, and his long road to freedom that will change how we understand our criminal Justice System. He went to jail in 1988 with no record of violence and convicted of first degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released in 2006 after his incarceration to prove his innocence.

Nov 20, 2017

wrongful conviction

Nov 02, 2017

This book is excellent. It needs to be read by every lawyer but also by every adult in the U.S. It tells us a great deal about ourselves and about the state of our country in a way that is so

compelling that it left me speechless. Our Book Club plans to read it when enough copies are available.

Oct 15, 2017

This is an excellent debut from Rachlin, from whom I expect more fine nonfiction. If you're into well written, impeccably researched, and compelling new journalism, then you should read this book.

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Aug 08, 2018

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