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

Rachlin, Benjamin, (author.).
Book Book (2017.)
Description: xi, 387 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, photographs ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
7 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
2 of 2 copies available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction HV 9468 .G75 R33 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody South Branch Adult New Nonfiction NEW True Crime/Rachlin (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW HV 9468 .G75 R33 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction (3rd Floor) HV 9468 G75 R33 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780316311496
  • ISBN: 0316311499
  • Edition: First Edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Prologue: 1987 -- Firm and unequivocal -- Chris -- Only a few additional weeks -- Lake -- K and O -- Rosen -- Some ideas of persecution -- Newman, Coleman, and Weitzel -- The benefit of every reasonable inference -- A problem for everyone -- One of those cases -- Nobody could be against this -- In favorable times and difficult times -- Their different individual viewpoints -- We must use our judgment --The elephant in the room -- Does not admit to crime -- An extraordinary procedure -- A situation not of his making -- We recommend the closing of this file -- Some concerns about his medical condition -- Any cases where evidence had gone missing -- In three dimensions -- I can tell that this lady have went over my case -- Everybody knows he didn't do it -- The first real test -- They will try to get me to sign papers -- The last avenue I can think of to pursue -- He spoke about going through changes -- Send him a questionnaire -- If they had anything, it can't match nothing from me -- What she said happened, happened -- A lawyer I've never met -- A type of panel I've never seen -- A long time coming -- Cases of innocence still open.
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. With meticulous, prismatic research and pulse-quickening prose, Benjamin Rachlin presents one man's tragedy and triumph." -- From publisher description
Alternate Title: True story of trial and redemption
Citation: Rachlin, Benjamin. "Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption." New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
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