News 08.21.07

New books review wrongful convictions in Arizona and Australia

Ray Krone served 10 years in prison, including four on death row, before he was exonerated by DNA testing. Now, his cousin Jim Rix has published a “startling” book on Krone’s story, titled

Jingle Jangle: The Perfect Crime Turned Inside Out

. Sisten Helen Prejean, the author of

Dead Man Walking

and

The Death of Innocents

, says of the book:

A must for readers of true crime and anyone wondering why so many innocent people are convicted in America. The book satisfies from start to finish, from the opening of Ray Krone’s horror story, through the compelling analysis of what went wrong and on to the startling conclusion…


Read a synopsis and more comments

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Buy the book online

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And in

The Conviction of the Innocent

, Australian attorney Chester Porter talks about the wrongful convictions he saw during his 52 years of practicing law in Australia, and undue attention often paid to unreliable courtroom experts and to the demeanor of nervous defendants.

Read a

review of Porter’s book

in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald.

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