Injustice: Life and Death in the Courtrooms of America

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Clive Stafford Smith is a lawyer specialising in defending those accused of the most serious crimes, and is founder and Director of UK legal charity Reprieve. Based in the US for twenty-six years, he now works from the UK where he continues to defend prisoners on Death Row, and challenges the continued incarceration of those held in secret prisons around the world. He has secured the release of 65 prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and still acts for fifteen more. His book Bad Men (shortlisted for the 2008 Orwell Prize) described this campaign. Alongside many other awards, in 2000 he received an OBE for 'humanitarian services'.

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"True stories of wrongful convictions are by their nature utterly compelling. In Injustice, Clive Stafford Smith details a spectacular example of a bogus conviction, and the many lives ruined by it... A superbly written account of only one case, but one of thousands" -- John Grisham "Stafford Smith is a true hero and this book helps explain why" -- Jon Ronson "His book demonstrates with painful clarity not only how badly the US judicial process can go wrong, but how hard it is for the courts to acknowledge a mistake. Stafford Smith's investigation unfolds with all the twists and turns of a Hollywood whodunit" Sunday Times "If you believe in the death penalty, read this book. It will change your mind and change your life. A book that zaps through you at 2,000 volts - just like the current used to execute a man in the electric chair" -- Susan Hill "An empowering read for anyone who cares about the humane implementation of justice - no matter where it is" -- Colin Firth

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