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The Innocent Man by John Grisham
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Oct 28, 11


The book is well written and hard to believe it is non-fiction. The story shows gross misconduct with the sloppy police work, lazy judges and lawyers that just didn't give a damn about the innocent men. It seems they were all quick to point fingers and speed an unfair trail along so that they could put someone behind bars and send the "guilty" to death.

One could never imagine a worse hell than what the victim had to go through before being killed and their faimly of having to find her body as well as go through an emotional trail. Not to mention what the accused and thier family had to live through before finally being aquitted. Living in a small cell for over 11 years is enough to drive anyone crazy, especially if they did not commit a crime that would justify their stay behind bars.

Even after being released from prison, Ron has to live in a constant "jail" (his mind). Although he did nothing wrong and did not commit any crimes, after living in jail and in a federal prision, it still haunts him. People are upset of his release, and he has to live with the constant feeling that they can find "new" evidence that could send him back to his nightmare. The guards would toture him with thier words because they knew just how disturbed he was mentally and they got a kick out of making him fly off the handle.



There are a lot of twists and turns in this horrible true story. If you enjoy non-fiction crime books. This is a good read as John Grisham has done another wonderful job at having all of the detailed placed percisely, without having any slow moving chapters.
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