News 02.01.08

John Grisham speaks about wrongful convictions on Bill Moyers Journal

On PBS last week, author John Grisham (who serves on the Innocence Project Board of Directors) talked about researching the bestselling book “The Innocent Man,” which covers the wrongful convictions of Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz.

“Wrongful convictions happen every week in every state in this country. And they happen for all the same reasons. Sloppy police work. Eyewitness identification…Sloppy police work. Sloppy prosecutions. Junk science. Snitch  testimony," Grisham tells Moyers. “But there are a lot of reasons. The human cost of wrongful convictions is enormous. But the economic cost is huge too.”


Watch a video of Grisham’s appearance on Bill Moyers Journal

(his comments about wrongful convictions start at about 7:51)


Buy a copy of “The Innocent Man”

(a portion of proceeds will benefit the Innocence Project)

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Ron Williamson

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Dennis Fritz

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