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ISBN-10: 1541675916
ISBN-13: 9781541675919
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 09/20/2022
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Barred: Why the Innocent Can’t Get Out of Prison

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A groundbreaking exposé of how our legal system makes it nearly impossible to overturn wrongful convictions

Thousands of innocent people are behind bars in the United States. But proving their innocence and winning their release is nearly impossible.

In Barred, legal scholar Daniel S. Medwed argues that our justice system’s stringent procedural rules are largely to blame for the ongoing punishment of the innocent. Those rules guarantee criminal defendants just one opportunity to appeal their convictions directly to a higher court. Afterward, the wrongfully convicted can pursue only a few narrow remedies. Even when there is strong evidence of a miscarriage of justice, rigid guidelines, bias, and deference toward lower courts all too often prevent exoneration.

Offering clear explanations of legal procedures alongside heart-wrenching stories of their devastating impact, Barred exposes how the system is stacked against the innocent and makes a powerful call for change.

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"Informative and poignant... [An] important addition to the literature on America's addiction to incarceration."–Kirkus
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ISBN-10: 1541675916
ISBN-13: 9781541675919
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 09/20/2022
Dimensions: 0.00" L, 0.00" W, 0.00" H
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