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Author Rachlin, Benjamin, author.

Title Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption / Benjamin Rachlin.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  364.15 R119    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-376) and index.
Summary "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."-- Provided by the publisher.
Source B&T 11.2017 PARS
Subject Grimes, Willie J. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Prisoners -- North Carolina -- Case studies.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- North Carolina.
False imprisonment -- North Carolina -- Case studies.
Judicial error -- North Carolina -- Case studies.
Trials (Rape) -- North Carolina.
Rape -- North Carolina -- Hickory -- Case studies.
Criminal investigation -- North Carolina -- Hickory -- Case studies.
Criminal investigation -- North Carolina -- Hickory -- Case studies.
LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Law Enforcement.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society.
ISBN 9780316311496 (hardcover)
0316311499 (hardcover)

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