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Exit to freedom

Author: Calvin C Johnson; Greg Hampikian
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The only firsthand account of a wrongful conviction overturned by DNA evidence"--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Calvin C Johnson; Calvin C Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Calvin C Johnson; Greg Hampikian
ISBN: 0820325597 9780820325590 0820327840 9780820327846
OCLC Number: 52041405
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Autobiography/Memoir) 2003
Description: xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents Acknowledgments --
A Note on the Text --
Chronology --
The Swamp 1 The Years of Innocence --
Innocence Lost --
Paying the Price --
Trapped --
Jury of My Peers --
Trial by Ordeal: The Verdict --
A Last Chance for Justice --
Care of the Body --
River State Rebellion --
The Board of Pardons and Paroles --
Prison Industry --
Sex Offenders Program --
Anger --
Joy --
DNA, the Key to Freedom --
The Innocence Project --
Spiritual Growth --
The Last Judgment --
Free World --
Epilogue --
The Innocence Movement by Barry Scheck --
DNA and the Science of Justice by Greg Hampikian --
Coauthor's Notes and Acknowledgments by Greg Hampikian.
Responsibility: Calvin C. Johnson, Jr ; with Greg Hampikian.


Johnson spent 16 years behind bars before he was freed in 1999 after DNA testing conclusively ruled out the possibility of his guilt. "Exit to Freedom" is the story of his unrelenting quest for  Read more...
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"Calvin Johnson's story shows that the criminal courts are failing in their most basic function--separating the innocent from the guilty--and that race continues to influence who is not convicted and Read more...

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