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Summary: The true story of Manny Balestrero, a musician unjustly accused of armed robbery. Balestrero vehemently protests his innocence but acts thoroughly guilty, leading a host of policemen and witnesses to finger him as the thief. The trial goes badly for Manny, but life is worse for his wife, Rose, who falls apart under the strain of his ordeal.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WRO

Johnson, Kim

Summary: Every week Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time: her dad has only 267 days left. Then the police arrive in the night, and Tracy's older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a thug on the run, accused of killing a white girl. As...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC JOH

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC JOH

Summary: Chronicling this capital case from 1984-2004, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg painstakingly frame the judicial and emotional reponses to a chilling crime, and the implications surrounding Darryl Hunt's wrongful conviction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Thinkfilm 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRI

Summary: In 1949, an innocent man, Timothy Evans, is charged with the gruesome slaying of his wife and baby. Convicted by the testimony of his landlord, John Christie, a mild-mannered ex-policeman, Evans is sentenced to hang. However, after the execution, evidence reveals that the real psychotic killer is continuing his mass murder spree. Public outcry over this true case led to Great Britain's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY TEN

Summary: The inspirational true story, an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks and the California Innocence Project, Banks...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2019

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD BRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Br

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BRI

Summary: For Life is a fictional serialised legal and family drama inspired by the life of Isaac Wright, Jr. about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FOR

Summary: How do wrongful convictions happen, and what are the consequences for the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent? Fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories, while another exoneree's case is explored. They detail every aspect of the experience of wrongful conviction, as well as the remarkable depths of endurance sustained by each exoneree who never lost hope.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.973 CAL

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Summary: In 1992, Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak, was convicted of an arson-related triple homicide and put on death row. This is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond that formed between Willingham and Elizabeth Gilbert, a Houston mother of two, who battled against the state for twelve years to try to save Willingham by exposing suppressed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Tr

Michaels, Fern

Summary: Tessa Jamison couldn't have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband; until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years, she has counted off the days in Florida's Correctional Center for Women, fully expecting to die behind bars. Fighting to prove her innocence holds little appeal now that her family's gone. But on one extraordinary day, her lawyers announce...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MIC

Patterson, James

Summary: "In a Virginia penitentiary, Detective Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped to convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed 'M' rests on the corpse. 'You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.' Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as 'M' lures the detective out...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC PAT

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Patterson 2019

Forbes, Elena

Summary: "Haunted by her past, which she keeps carefully hidden, London homicide detective Eve West has buried herself in her work for many years. But when she stumbles into the midst of a covert police operation, with catastrophic consequences, she is suspended from duty, her reputation in tatters. Help comes from an unexpected source when John Duran -- a murderer whom she put behind bars some years...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: M FOR

Grisham, John

Summary: Cullen Post, an Episcopal minister and lawyer, fights to exonerate Quincy Miller, who has spent over twenty years in prison for killing a lawyer, only to discover that powerful forces want the murder to remain unsolved.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GRI

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GRI

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GRI

Henry, Jessica S.

Summary: "Rodricus Crawford was convicted and sentenced to die for the murder by suffocation of his beautiful baby boy. After years on death row, evidence confirmed what Crawford had claimed all along: he was innocent, and his son had died from an undiagnosed illness. Crawford is not alone. A full one-third of all known exonerations stem from no-crime wrongful convictions. The first book to explore this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 HEN

Hinton, Anthony Ray

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Summary: A man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.66 HIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.66 Hinton 2018

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HINTON, ANTHONY RAY HIN

Stevens, Chevy.

Summary: "Toni Murphy was eighteen when she and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. Now she is thirty-four and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust to a new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy--not Ryan, who is convinced he can...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2014

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC STE

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Summary: Young & innocent: Robert is the estranged husband of a beautiful actress with a bad reputation. When he discovers her lifeless body on the beach, he is mistaken for the murderer and soon finds himself on the run, learning that the murder makes for very strange bedfellows.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by BCI Eclipse 2007

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Summary: World-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' acclaimed novel follows the separate but intersecting lives of two very different men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may or may not have committed, and Doyle, who investigates the case.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV ART

Summary: The Phantom tells the story of one of the darkest episodes in the long history of American justice. A story of how the State of Texas knowingly sent an innocent man to his death and left a serial killer at large. A case in which for the first time it can be conclusively proven that the US courts executed a blameless man. This film uncovers the shocking truth behind a tale of murder, corruption...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PHA

Summary: After spending 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence, thrusting him back into a world he no longer knows. As he struggles to adapt to his new life, his return will reignite the fears of a small town and threaten to shatter his family's fragile peace. Daniel's alleged crime...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV REC

Summary: Daniel Holden is committed to living in the present. Unfortunately, there are many places and faces in his hometown that remind Daniel of the past; his incarceration, Hanna, and his role in Hanna's murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV REC

Fabricant, M. Chris

Summary: "In 2012, the Innocence Project began searching for prisoners convicted by junk science, and three men, each convicted of capital murder, became M. Chris Fabricant's clients. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System chronicles the fights to overturn their wrongful convictions and to end the use of the "science" that destroyed their lives. Weaving together courtroom battles from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2022

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Summary: It follows the life of Daniel Holden, who returns to his small hometown in Georgia after serving nineteen years on death row. Having spent his entire adult life waiting to die, Daniel must now try to find a way to cope with his past and forge a "normal" life with a future before him. Season three picks up on the very afternoon of Daniel's plea deal. Will the deal be accepted? Will Daniel be...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV REC

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Summary: A father travels from Oklahoma to France to help his estranged daughter, who is in prison for a murder she claims she didn't commit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE STI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD STI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD STI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD STI

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Cavanagh, Steve

Summary: They call him the King of Death Row. Randal Korn has sent more men to their deaths than any district attorney in the history of the United States. When a young woman, Skylar Edwards, is found murdered in Buckstown, Alabama, a corrupt sheriff arrests the last person to see her alive, Andy Dubois. It doesn't seem to matter anyone that Andy is innocent. Everyone in Buckstown believes Andy is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Orion 2021

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