Join William B Crawford on Thursday 10 September, 7:30 pm, for a reading and discussion of Justice Perverted: How The Innocence Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism Sent an Innocent Man to Prison.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Glencoe Public Library is located at 320 Park Ave, Glencoe. Should be an electrifying evening!
Readers’ Favorite has given a five-star rating to The Mystery at Sag Bridge. Congratulations to Pat Camalliere on the exciting review, which likens the book to “Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, and the movie The Others, only happier.” Read the full review here, it’s fantastic!
Update: Jay Amberg’s Bone Box has also received five stars from Readers’ Favorite! They call it “an ‘un-put-downable’ book of the highest quality.” You can read that review here.
There’s more! A compelling new interview with William B Crawford is available on Afters Hours with Rick Kogan; you can listen here.
July 6 at 7pm, at the American Legion Hall Post 42, 1030 Central St, Evanston.
Featuring our 2015 books:
- The Women’s Center by Michele Fitzpatrick
- Bone Box by Jay Amberg
- The Mystery at Sag Bridge by Pat Camalliere
- A History of Surgery at Cook County Hospital, edited by Patrick D. Guinan, Kenneth J. Printen, James L. Stone, & James S. T. Yao
- Justice Perverted by William B. Crawford
- Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz
In addition, our older titles will be for sale half-price. Hope to see you there!
Justice Perverted: How The Innocence Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism Sent an Innocent Man to Prison by William B. Crawford is now on sale. Purchase now at Amazon or Amika Press.
In 1983, Anthony Porter was convicted of the brutal double murder of Marilyn Green and Jerry Hillard. While sitting in the bleachers near Chicago’s Washington Park swimming pool, the victims were shot multiple times at point-blank range. Porter was sentenced to death.
In 1998, within fifty hours of Porter’s scheduled execution, the Illinois Supreme Court granted a stay, pending a hearing on Porter’s mental competency. At this point, journalism professor David Protess and his Northwestern University Innocence Project students took up Porter’s cause. Soon, Porter was released from prison, and Alstory Simon, then a Milwaukee resident, was convicted of the Washington Park homicides.
But that’s not the end of the story. Nor is it all of the story. Simon himself has now been exonerated and is suing Northwestern University, David Protess, and two other individuals for more than $40 million in punitive damages. This is the true story of how and why Alstory Simon replaced Anthony Porter in prison.