Justice Perverted featured at Chicago Public Library

Justice PervertedWilliam Crawford will be featured at an event at Harold Washington Library on Thursday 21 April at 6pm. His book, Justice Perverted: How The Innocence Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism Sent an Innocent Man to Prison, will be thoroughly discussed by the author. You can find more information at the CPL website here; the library notes that seating is limited. Crawford’s event is also being discussed at The Barbershop by Dennis Byrne.

Justice Perverted reading, Glencoe Public Library

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.

Justice Perverted reading, Glencoe Public Library

Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Glencoe Public Library is located at 320 Park Ave, Glencoe. Should be an electrifying evening!

Justice Perverted now on sale

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.

Justice Perverted by William B. Crawford

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.