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Books about wrongful conviction and related issues

I've posted this list of books about wrongful convictions and related issues as a resource for book groups and those studying the criminal justice system. These books have all been recommended by the deeply worthwhile Innocence Project, which works nationwide to free the innocent and reform our criminal justice system. "DNA testing has exonerated more than 345 innocent people in the United States – and others are still waiting for justice." Do let me know of any other worthwhile books in the comments section. Donations to The Innocence Project are 100% tax-deductible. Note (and this is just Maryland): Wrongly convicted still waiting for compensation for lost years (Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 5-9-19) and Freed but Forsaken (Ovetta Wiggins, WaPo, 8-18-19) They spent 120 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit. Will Maryland compensate them?

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

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