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Humes, Edward

Summary: "On an April night in 1989, three small children perished in a Los Angeles apartment fire. Their young mother, Jo Ann Parks, escaped unharmed. Based on forensic evidence, Parks was later convicted, sentenced to life in prison without parole. Now a young lawyer with the California Innocence Project is challenging the conviction and the so-called "science" behind it"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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Humes, Edward

Summary: "More than a gripping detective story, Burned is a shocking tale that upends the almost universal confidence we have in flawed forensics -- the "CSI" so long celebrated in fiction and film-- that has put thousands in prison as our justice system chose toembrace junk science over protecting the innocent. On an April night in 1989, three small children perished in a Los Angeles apartment fire....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 HUM

Meredith, Nikki

Summary: The author shares how she visited Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel in prison to find out how they had changed after years of incarceration for the brutal murders they performed for Charles Manson, and how getting to know them led to more questions.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press/Kensington Publishing Corp. 2018

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Faith, Karlene.

Summary: "At the age of twenty-one, Leslie Van Houten was sentenced to death, along with Charles Manson and several of his other disciples, for the infamous murder rampage spanning two nights in August 1969. Leslie, who was present at the Rosemary and Leno LaBianca murders, cheerfully accepted her sentence, wishing only that she had better served Manson in carrying out his apocalyptic vision of "Helter...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Northeastern University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 FAI

Summary: Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

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

Summary: Devoted wife Ruby drops out of medical school after her husband Derek receives an eight-year prison sentence, and struggles to find the courage to remain faithful and supportive as the demands of being a prison wife weigh heavily on her shoulders.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Entertainment 2015

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