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The Resource Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption, Benjamin Rachlin

Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption, Benjamin Rachlin

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Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption
Title
Ghost of the innocent man
Title remainder
a true story of trial and redemption
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Benjamin Rachlin
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eng
Summary
During the last two decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform.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.With meticulous, prismatic research and pulse-quickening prose, Benjamin Rachlin presents one man's tragedy and triumph. The jarring and unsettling truth is that the story of Willie J. Grimes, for all its outrage, dignity, and grace, is not a unique travesty. But through the harrowing and suspenseful account of one life, told from the inside, we experience the full horror of wrongful conviction on a national scale. Ghost of the Innocent Man is both rare and essential, a masterwork of empathy. The book offers a profound reckoning not only with the shortcomings of our criminal justice system but also with its possibilities for redemption
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Rachlin, Benjamin
Dewey number
364.15/32092
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LC call number
HV9468.G75
LC item number
R33 2017
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Read by Ron Butler
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  • Grimes, Willie J.
  • Prisoners
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • False imprisonment
  • Judicial error
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Rape
  • Criminal investigation
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Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption, Benjamin Rachlin
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 42 min., 17 sec.))
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9781478937074
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Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption, Benjamin Rachlin
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 42 min., 17 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781478937074
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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not applicable
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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  • (OCoLC)1004271674
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