Thursday, February 26, 2009

Picking Cotton

Today the Innocence Project announced the March 3rd release of Picking Cotton, which tells the story Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, and Ronald Cotton. She identified as the person who'd raped her, but after years in prison, Cotton was exonerated through DNA testing. Author Erin Torneo writes about the close friendship that developed when they met two years after Cotton exoneration. Today they travel around the country telling their story and urging states to reform eyewitness identification practices to prevent wrongful convictions.

Take a look at the trailer for the book:

You can preorder your copy from today and a portion of proceeds will support the Innocence Project

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