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Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him
by Laura Caldwell
Northwestern University Press, 2012
Paper: 978-0-8101-2826-2
Library of Congress Classification HV6534.C4C35 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.31523092


By all accounts, Jovan Mosley was a good kid. He was working on a way out of his tough Chicago neighborhood and had been accepted at Ohio State University when he was forced to confess to a murder he did not commit. He then spent five years and ten months in jail without a trial. His efforts to exonerate himself got him nowhere until he happened to meet a successful criminal defense lawyer, Catharine O’Daniel. She became convinced of his innocence and took him on as her first pro bono client. Along with Laura Caldwell, she decided to fight to free Jovan. Against enormous odds, they fi­nally won some measure of justice. In this affecting memoir, Caldwell tells the unforgettable story of a breakdown in the criminal justice system and what it took to free an innocent man.

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