Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity

Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity

by Alison Flowers

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Overview


Through intimate portraits of four exonerated prisoners, journalist Alison Flowers explores what happens to innocent people after the state flings open the jailhouse door and tosses them back, empty-handed, into the unknown.

From the front lines of the wrongful conviction capital of the United States—Cook County, Illinois—investigative journalist Alison Flowers recounts profoundly human stories of reclaiming life, overcoming adversity, and searching for purpose after exoneration.

As she tells each exoneree's powerful story, Flowers vividly shows that release from prison, though sometimes joyous and hopeful, is not a Hollywood ending—or an ending at all. Rather, an exoneree's first unshackled steps are the beginning of a new journey full of turmoil and uncertainty. Flowers also sheds new light on the collateral damage of wrongful convictions on families and communities, confronting deeper problems of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608466757
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 589,080
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


Alison Flowers is an award-winning investigative journalist who focuses on social and criminal justice. Her yearlong multimedia series about exonerees for Chicago Public Media and NPR affiliate WBEZ was a finalist for a national Online Journalism Award in 2014. A former TV reporter, Flowers has also written for the Village Voice, VICE News, and others. She is a Social Justice News Nexus fellow and works at the Invisible Institute, a journalism production company on the South Side of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Author's Note on Sources xvi

Introduction 1

Part 1 Kristine 7

Part 2 Jacques 69

Part 3 James 137

Part 4 Antione 189

Afterword 253

Acknowledgments 261

Resources 263

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