Michael Morton’s Memoir Hits Shelves Tomorrow


VIDEO: Watch Michael Morton discuss how he turned his journal entries into a book in a recent interview with KirkusTV.


Michael Morton

spent nearly 25 years in prison for murdering his wife, Christine, until DNA testing proved his innocence and implicated the real perpetrator. Nearly three years after his exoneration, Morton put pen to paper and recounted his experience being wrongly convicted and his fight for freedom.

Morton’s memoir, “Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey From Prison to Peace,” will be released tomorrow, July 8 and is available for



Parade magazine published an excerpt from the book’s prologue. 

Like a train, the heavy door built speed as it barreled along its worn track, the portal to the real world growing smaller as the barrier of thick and battered bars roared into place.

It locked with a cold, bone-shaking boom that rattled me— literally—me, the guard outside my door, and any other inmates unlucky enough to be nearby.

I was alone in my cell, alone in the world, as alone as I had ever been in my life.

And I would stay there—alone—listening to that door close, over and over and over again, for the next twenty-five years.

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