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The Resource Chasing justice : my story of freeing myself after two decades on death row for a crime I didn't commit, Kerry Max Cook

Chasing justice : my story of freeing myself after two decades on death row for a crime I didn't commit, Kerry Max Cook

Label
Chasing justice : my story of freeing myself after two decades on death row for a crime I didn't commit
Title
Chasing justice
Title remainder
my story of freeing myself after two decades on death row for a crime I didn't commit
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Max Cook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Chronicles how a smalltown murder became one of the worst cases of prosecutorial misconduct in American history, and sent the author, an innocent man, to hell for 22 harrowing years--Cook is one of the longest-tenured death-row prisoners to be freed. Convicted of killing a young woman in Texas, Cook was sentenced to death in 1978 and served two decades in a prison system so notoriously brutal and violent that in 1980 a federal court ruled that serving time in Texas's jails was "cruel and unusual punishment." When an advocate and a crusading lawyer joined his struggle in the 1990s, a series of retrials was forced. At last, in November 1996, Texas's highest appeals court threw out Cook's conviction, citing overwhelming evidence of police and prosecutorial misconduct. Finally in 1999 long-overlooked DNA evidence linked another man to the rape and murder for which Cook had been convicted.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
345.764/22502523
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF224.C66
LC item number
C66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Chasing justice : my story of freeing myself after two decades on death row for a crime I didn't commit, Kerry Max Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm71006815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 342 p.
Isbn
9780060574642
Lccn
2006049172
System control number
(OCoLC)71006815
Label
Chasing justice : my story of freeing myself after two decades on death row for a crime I didn't commit, Kerry Max Cook
Publication
Control code
ocm71006815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 342 p.
Isbn
9780060574642
Lccn
2006049172
System control number
(OCoLC)71006815
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