September: Bloodsworth

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber. Maintaining his innocence, he read everything on criminal law available in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for then-innovative DNA testing. After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Bloodsworth became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment. Bloodsworth’s story speaks for more than 160 others who were wrongly convicted and have since been released, and for the thousands still in prison waiting for DNA testing.

You can pick up a FREE copy of the book at one of our library’s three branches or check out an EBOOK or an AUDIOBOOK from the comfort of your home by clicking HERE.

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY has been selected as one of eight sites statewide for the 2018 “One Maryland One Book” tour. Tim Junkin will be at SU to discuss the book at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018 in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall.

OCTOBER’S BOOK SELECTION IS THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW BY A.J. FINN.

 

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