The Injustice System
A Murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong
Publication Date: November 2012
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The maverick public defender who inspired John Grisham tells the story of his most frustrating case.
Clive Stafford Smith has spent twenty-five years defending high-profile criminal cases in Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He has garnered many awards for his work, including the Gandhi International Peace Award, an International Freedom of the Press Award, and a Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award. Clive is the author or coauthor of several books, including Injustice, Bad Men: Guantánamo Bay and the Secret Prisons, Death Row, and Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side: Seeking Justice In Guantánamo Bay, which was a finalist for the Orwell Prize. He is also the founder and director of Reprieve, a nonprofit legal defense firm in the UK. Jonathan Cowley is a British actor hailing from Eastbourne, East Sussex, but he currently calls Los Angeles home. He received AudioFile Earphones Awards for his narration of The Science of Evil by Simon Baron-Cohen and The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart. He has narrated many audiobooks and can also be heard on both sides of the Atlantic narrating film trailers and documentaries.
"Clive Stafford Smith details a spectacular example of a bogus conviction, and the many lives ruined by it. It is a superbly written account of only one case, but one of thousands." ---John Grisham