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Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA
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Welcome to the discussion of Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin.

Emily Letras I just finished this book. It reads like a crime novel and reminded me a lot of the making a murderer series or the serial podcast. I didn’t think the book itself was particularly well written/proofread—they spelled Bloodsworth wrong at one point!—but the story was compelling. It makes me really question our justice system. I also wonder how this story might have unfolded if Bloodsworth were a black man or a woman. How many other prisoners are going through their own version of this story right this minute? The state prosecutors just seemed so set on a conviction that they couldn’t see all the huge flaws in their case—even after the DNA cleared Kirk! I’m looking forward to discussing this more in person!

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