New book investigates wrongful convictions and innocent Americans on death row
FAITH NEWSWIRE – The Deprived: Innocent on Death Row’ by Steffen Hou describes how thousands of Americans are convicted of crimes they never committed. Many of them end up on death row where inmates have been executed despite their innocence.
The Deprived—Innocent on Death Row tells the dramatic stories of the innocent death row inmates and describes the murder cases that led to their wrongful convictions.
The book also describes what ultimately set them free and how they struggle to restore life after prison.
The Deprived—Innocent on Death Row also investigates what leads to wrongful convictions in the U.S. and who’s most likely to be incarcerated for a crime they never committed.
The book is based on interviews with ten Americans who have all been affected by wrongful convictions and the death penalty.
Sonia “Sunny” Jacobs tells what it is like to be a woman on death row and how she reacted when her husband was wrongfully executed.
Derrick Jamison tells what it feels like to be scheduled to die in 90 minutes and why he accuses law enforcement officers of killing his mother.
Damon Thibodeaux tells what it feels like when even relatives believe you are a cold-blooded killer.
Kwame Ajamu tells what it feels like to be put in the death house as a teenager and be deprived the chance of having children.
Randy Gardner tells what it did to him when a firing squad executed his brother and why he fights to abolish the death penalty.
Herman Lindsey tells why he is still labeled a murderer even after being exonerated.
Ronnie Sandoval tells what it is like when your teenage son is the victim of a wrongful conviction and how she lost him twice.
Magdaleno “Leno” Rose-Avilá tells why his own past as a violent gang member turned him into a human activist.
Marietta Jaeger tells why she forgave her seven-year-old daughter’s serial killer and fought for him not to be sentenced to death.
Nick Yarris tells what life is like on death row when Ted Bundy is in the cell next to you, how you survive the violence in prison without becoming a monster yourself.
Paperback: 218 pages
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About the author:
Steffen Hou is a Danish author (born 1975). He has a background as a journalist and he has previously written about topics such as ‘Human Trafficking’ and ‘The White Supremacy Movement in America’. He is also a filmmaker.
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