News 04.21.07

Reading List: Books on the Subject of Wrongful Conviction

By Innocence Staff

A selection of books on wrongful conviction cases and related issues:

Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions, By Mark Godsey (2017)

Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace, 
by Michael Morton (2014)

Convicting the Innocent, Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong 
by Brandon Garrett (2011)

The Central Park Five
, by Sarah Burns (2011)

How Twelve Wrongly Imprisoned Men Held Onto Hope, by Peyton Budd and Dorothy Budd (2010)
Adams vs. Texas: The True Story Made Famous by the Highly Acclaimed Film The Thin Blue Line, by Randall Adams, with William Hoffer and Marilyn Mona Hoffer (1991)

Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town, by Nate Blakeslee (2005)

Convicting the Innocent:
The Story of a Murder, a False Confession, and the Struggle to Free a ‘Wrong Man’, by Donald S. Connery (1996)

Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
, by Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, with Erin Torneo (2009)

Executed on a Technicality: 
Lethal Injustice on America’s Death Row, by David Dow (2005)

An Expendable Man: 
The Near-Execution of Earl Washington Jr., by Margaret Edds (2003)

Journey Toward Justice
, by Dennis Fritz (2006)

The Innocent Man: 
Murder and Injustice in a Small Town,by John Grisham (2006)

Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom
, by John Hollway (2010)

Exit to Freedom
,by Calvin Johnson (2003)

The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA, by Tim Junkin (2004)

Cry Rape: 
The True Story of One Woman’s Harrowing Quest for Justice, by Bill Lueders (2006)

The Dreams of Ada
, by Robert Mayer (1987)

False Justice: 8 Myths That Lead to Wrongful Convictions
, by Nancy and Jim Petro (2011)

A Promise of Justice: The Eighteen-Year Fight to Save Four Innocent Men
,by David Protess and Rob Warden (1998)

Actual Innocence: 
When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right, by Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld and Jim Dwyer (2000)

The Innocents
, by Taryn Simon (2003)

Ultimate Punishment:

A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty
by Scott Turow (2003)
Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated, Lola Vollen and Dave Eggers (2005)

Full Circle: A True Story of Murder, Lies and Vindication 
by Gloria Killian and Sandra Kobrin (2012)

In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process 
by Dan Simon (2012)

Drawn to Injustice: The Wrongful Conviction of Timothy Masters 
by Timothy Masters and Steve Lehto (2012)

Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope: Stories of Surviving Wrongful Conviction 
by Courtney B. Lance (2015)

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  1. Thank you for posting this list. I hope you will be adding my non fiction book to your list. There’s DNA to Prove It: Message from Beyond by Jacqueline Lunger 2015

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