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3,000 Years Away from Home: How Wrongful Convictions Impact Family and Society

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Associated Articles:

  • Cromett, Michael F and Susan M. Thurston Myster. “The Work of the Innocence Project.” Forensic Magazine, Oct.-Nov. 2005.
  • Saltzman, Jonathan. “Ayer to pay $3.4m for unjust conviction.” The Boston Globe, July 15, 2009, NEWS.
  • Stockman Farah, and Mac Daniel. “After 18 years in prison, 'It's great to be free.'” The Boston Globe, March 16, 2001, NEWS.

Articles Written by Maddy deLone:

Books About Wrongful Convictions

  • Blakeslee, Nate. Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town, New York, Public Affairs, 2005.
  • Carter, Dan T. Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979.
  • Dow, David. Executed on a Technicality: Lethal Injustice on America’s Death Row, Boston: Beacon Press, 2005.
  • Firstman, Richard and Jay Salpeter. A Criminal Injustice: A True Crime, A False Confession and the Fight to Free Marty Tankleff, New York: Ballantine Books, 2008. 
  • Fritz, Dennis. Journey Towards Justice, Santa Ana: Seven Locks Press, 2006.
  • Grisham, John. The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, New York: Doubleday, 2006.
  • Johnson, Calvin. Exit to Freedom, Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 2003.
  • Junkin, Tim. Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA, Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2004.
  • Kurtis, Bill. The Death Penalty on Trial, New York: Public Affairs, 2004.
  • Mayer, Robert. The Dreams of Ada, New York: Broadway Books, 1987.
  • Prejean, Sister Helen. Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States. New York: Random House, 1993.
  • Protess, David and Rob Warden. A Promise of Justice: The Eighteen-Year Fight to Save Four Innocent Men, New York: Hyperion, 1998.
  • Protess, David and Rob Warden. Gone in the Night: The Dowaliby Family’s Encounter with Murder and the Law, New York: Delacorte Press, 1993.
  • Scheck, Barry, Peter Neufeld, and Jim Dwyer. Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right, New York: New American Library, 2000.
  • Simon, Taryn. The Innocents, New York: Umbrage Editions, 2003.
  • Thompson Cannino Jennifer, Ronald Cotton and Erin Torneo. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
  • Tjapkes, Doug. Sweet Freedom: Breaking the Bondage of Maurice Carter, Grand Haven: Faith Walk Publishing, 2006.
  • Turow, Scott. Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
  • Warden, Rob. Wilkie Collin’s The Dead Alive: The Novel, The Case, and Wrongful Convictions, Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2005.
  • Zimring, Franklin. The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment, New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2003.

Is Liberty the Price of Security?


  • Mayer, Jane. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals. New York: Anchor Books, 2009.
  • Mayer, Jane and Jill Abramson. Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas. Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
  • Mayer, Jane and Doyle McManus. Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, 1984-1988. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

List of Articles Written for The New Yorker:

  • The New Yorker, “Contributors: Jane Mayer.”
  • Reviews for The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals:
  • Rutten, Tim. “Above, Outside the Law.” The Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2008, BOOK REVIEWS.
  • Apter, Simon Maxwell. “'Dark Side' Details A War On American Ideals.” NPR, Aug. 22, 2008. BOOKS WE LIKE.