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'The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist' will shake your faith in the US justice system

For those who believe in the sanctity of the rule of law, that justice – the foundation of civilization – is blind, this book will be most unsettling. The two authors, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, make the case beyond a reasonable doubt that the justice system in places like Mississippi has been rigged for decades.

By the book’s conclusion, it is difficult to disagree with John Grisham’s opening statement in his foreword: “It is relatively easy to convict an innocent person.”

In , the authors focus on the wrongful convictions of two black men, Levon Brooks

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