Kyle Swenson's Book: The Wrongful Imprisonment of African-Americans in Cleveland, Ohio

Kyle Swenson's Book: The Wrongful Imprisonment of African-Americans in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Book Title: Good Kids, Bad City - A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America
  • Author: Kyle Swenson
  • Publisher: Picador
  • eBook Type/Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print length : 286 Pages..
      Excerpt:
      In the early 1970s, three African-American men―Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame Ajamu, and Rickey Jackson―were accused and convicted of the brutal robbery and murder..
      A combined 106 years in prison for the three men rested on the testimony of a pre-teen, Ed Vernon.. -- Four decades later, Vernon recanted his testimony, and Wiley, Kwame, and Rickey were released..

      The actual murderer was never found.. -- While their exoneration may have ended one of American history’s most disgraceful miscarriages of justice, the corruption and decay of the city responsible for their imprisonment remain on trial..