"Rebuilding the Lives of the Wrongfully Convicted"


Oral History
Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated, Lola Vollen and Dave Eggers, McSweeney's, 2005 


A Crimminal Injustice: A True Crime, a False Confession, and the Fight to Free Marty Tenkleff, Richard Firstman and Jay Salpeter, Ballantine Books, 2008 

A Guide to Grassroots Organizing for the Wrongfully Convicted, Nancy R. Lockheart, M.J. 2009

Adams V. Texas, Randall Adams, William Hoffer, Marilyn Mona Hoffer, St Martins Mass Market Paper 1992 

A Promise of Justice: The Eighteen-Year Fight to Save Four Innocent Men, David Protess, Rob Warden, Hyperion Books, 1998

Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA, Tim Junkin, Algonquin Books, 2004

Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter, James S. Hirsch, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000

Innocence: The True Story of Steve Linscott, Gordon Haresign, Zondervan, 1986

The Innocent Man: Murder and Justice in a Small Town, John Grisham, Doubleday, 2006 

The Monfils Conspiracy: The Conviction of Six Innocent Men, Denis Gullickson and John Gaie, iUniverse, 2009

Nelson vs. the United States of America: A System in Denial, Frank Oberle and Marcus Giavanni, G & B Publishing, LLC, 1998

Pointing from the Grave: A True Story of Muder and DNA, Samantha Weinberg, Penguin Books, 2004

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and the American Justice System, Paul B. Wice, Rutgers University Press, 2000

Tested: How Twelve Wrongly Imprisoned Men Held on to Hope, Peyton and Dorothy Budd, Brown Books Publishing, 2010

Unreasonable Inferences, Michael Griesbach, 2010

Whitmore, Fred C. Shapiro, Bobbs-Merrill, 1969

The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder Case, James Neff, Random House, 2002


Chasing Justice: My Story of Freeing Myself After Two Decades on Death Row for a Crime I Didn't Commit, Kerry Max Cook, Harper Paperbacks, 2008 

Exit to Freedom, Calvin Johnson with Greg Hampikian, University of Georgia Press, 2003

Picking Cotton, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, St. Martin’s Press, 2009

That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row, Jarvis Jay Masters, HarperOne, 2010


References & Perspectives 

Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution, and Other Dispatches From the Wrongly Convicted, Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld & Jim Dwyer, Doubleday, 2000

Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right, Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld, and Jim Dwyer, NAL Trade, 2003

Claims of Innocence, Dr Michael Naughton,  Bristol University 2010

Convicted But Innocent: Wrongful Conviction and Public Policy, Ronald Huff, Arye Rattner, and Edward Sagarin, Sage Publications, Inc. 1996

The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, Helen Prejean, Vintage Press, 2006

The Detection of Decception in Forensic Contexts, Pär Anders Granhag and Leif A. Strömwall, Cambridge University Press, 2005

Execution's Doorstep: True Stories of the Innocent and Near Damned, Leslie Lytle, Northeaster University Press, 2008

Eyewitness Testimony: With a new preface by the author, Elizabeth F. Loftus, Harvard University Press, 1996

Freeing The Innocent: How We Did It? A Handbook for the Wrongly Convicted, Michael Pardue and Becky Pardue, CreateSpace, 2005

I Am Innocent!: A Comprehensive Encyclopedic History of the World's Wrongly Convicted Persons, Jay Robert Nash, De Capo Press, 2008

The Innocence Commission: Preventing Wrongful Convictions and Restoring the Criminal Justice System, Jon Gould, New York University Press, 2008

Innocent: Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases, Scott Christianson, NYU Press, 2006

In the Company of Giants: The Ultimate Investigation Guide for Legal Professionals, Activists, Journalists & the Wrongfully Convicted, Paul J. Ciolino, iUniverse Inc., 2005

Killing Time, John Hollway and Ronal M. Gauthier, Skyhorse Publishing, 2010

Living Justice: Love, Freedom, and the Making of the Exonerated, Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen, Simon and Schuster, 2006

Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice, Alexandra Natapoff, NYU Press, 2009

Wilkie Collin's The Dead Alive: The Novel, The Case, and Wrongful Convictions, Wilie Collins, Rob Warren, Northwestern University Press, 2005

The Wrong Men: American's Epidemic of Wrongful Death Row Convictions, Stanley Cohen, Carroll & Graf, 2003

Wrongly Convicted: Perspectives on Failed Justice, Saundra D. Westervelt & John A. Humphrey, Rutgers University Press, 2001



The Exonerated: A Play, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, Farber & Farber, 2003