Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Himby Laura Caldwell
By all accounts, Jovan Mosley was a good kid. He was working on a way out of his tough Chicago neighborhood and had been accepted at Ohio State University when he was forced to confess to a murder he did not commit. He then spent five years and ten months in jail without a trial. His efforts to exonerate himself got him nowhere until he happened to meet a… See more details below
By all accounts, Jovan Mosley was a good kid. He was working on a way out of his tough Chicago neighborhood and had been accepted at Ohio State University when he was forced to confess to a murder he did not commit. He then spent five years and ten months in jail without a trial. His efforts to exonerate himself got him nowhere until he happened to meet a successful criminal defense lawyer, Catharine O’Daniel. She became convinced of his innocence and took him on as her first pro bono client. Along with Laura Caldwell, she decided to fight to free Jovan. Against enormous odds, they finally won some measure of justice. In this affecting memoir, Caldwell tells the unforgettable story of a breakdown in the criminal justice system and what it took to free an innocent man.
The New York Times
“Caldwell eloquently evokes Mosley’s struggles to have faith in a justice system that had so obviously failed him.”—Publishers Weekly
“A gripping portrait of a man wrongly accused, who, despite his experiences within a flawed justice system, maintained his sense of dignity and hope.”
“Part courtroom drama, part Eat, Pray, Love–style memoir, part social-injustice exposé. The story of a powerful friendship.”—Chicago Magazine
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Meet the Author
Laura Caldwell is a distinguished scholar in residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she started the Life After Innocence Project. She is the author of thirteen novels, including the Izzy McNeil series. Caldwell’s freelance writing has been published in Chicago Magazine, Woman’s Own, The Young Lawyer, and elsewhere.
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WORST BOOK EVER
Read this if you want to learn how lawyers help the guilty go free. This book is a shameful distortion of the truth. Save your money and read the appeals court decision on this one. I hate when the police abuse their authority but that is not the case here. I am truly sorry for Mosley's victim in this one. He was the one driven home by these guys. He had the the hard way home. Right title but wrong focus.