Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and by Alison Flowers

By Alison Flowers

Through intimate images of 4 exonerated prisoners, journalist Alison plants explores what occurs to blameless humans whilst the country flings open the jailhouse door and tosses them again, empty-handed into the unknown.

From front traces of the wrongful conviction capital of the United States—Cook County, Ill.—these tales exhibit severe gaps within the felony justice approach. plant life depicts the collateral harm of wrongful convictions on households and groups, demanding the deeper challenge of mass incarceration within the usa. As she tells each one exoneree’s strong tale, flora vividly indicates that liberate from legal, although occasionally joyous and hopeful, isn't really a Hollywood ending—or an finishing in any respect. really, an exoneree’s first unshackled steps are the start of a brand new trip packed with turmoil and triumph.

Based on Chicago Public Media’s yearlong multimedia series—a finalist for a countrywide on-line Journalism Award—this narrative piece of investigative journalism tells profoundly human tales of reclaiming one’s lifestyles, overcoming adversity, and looking for purpose—at occasions with devastating outcomes and brave breakthroughs.

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