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The Innocent Man (book)

36 Ratings: 2.8
Novel by John Grisham

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Tags: Books, Nonfiction, Murder, Judicial System, Capital Punishment, Oklahoma
2 reviews about The Innocent Man (book)
review by . December 27, 2009
There are many, many arguments on both sides of the capital punishment issue. But perhaps one of the most powerful arguments against the use of capital punishment is that, every once in a while, the justice system goes seriously off the rails and makes a tragic mistake.       As a young man, Robert Williamson was an exceptionally skilled baseball player. Thinking himself destined for the major leagues, he began to lead a self-indulgent debauched life style that ultimately would …
review by . September 15, 2008
The Innocent Man
As I eagerly began reading Grisham's first non-fiction book, I recall saying to myself that he should write more of the same. The true story of Ron Williamson clearly needed to be told, if only to expose some of the "behind the scenes" and "under the table" actions of the police investigators, prosecutors, trial lawyers and prison system that process our suspected and convicted criminals and maintain law and order.     The book reveals real-life examples of guilt by association, …
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