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The Resource Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption, Benjamin Rachlin

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

Label
Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption
Title
Ghost of the innocent man
Title remainder
a true story of trial and redemption
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Rachlin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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."--
Summary
The true story of a man who was wrongly convicted of rape and sent to prison for life, who worked tirelessly for 24 years to prove his innocence and finally founded North Carolina’s Innocence Inquiry Commission to help others in similar predicaments
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by the publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10575803
Cataloging source
YDX
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Rachlin, Benjamin,
Dewey number
364.15/32092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9468.G75
LC item number
R33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Grimes, Willie J
  • Prisoners
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • False imprisonment
  • Judicial error
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Rape
  • Criminal investigation
  • LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Law Enforcement
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
  • TRUE CRIME / General
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story of trial and redemption
Label
Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption, Benjamin Rachlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
965766489
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 387 pages
Isbn
9780316311496
Lccn
2017932048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption, Benjamin Rachlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
965766489
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 387 pages
Isbn
9780316311496
Lccn
2017932048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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