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Through intimate portraits of four exonerated prisoners, journalist Alison Flowers explores what happens to innocent people when the state flings open the jailhouse door and tosses them back, empty-handed into the unknown. From the front lines of the wrongful conviction capital of the United States—Cook County, Ill.—these stories reveal serious gaps in the criminal justice system. Flowers depicts the collateral damage of wrongful convictions on families and communities, challenging the deeper problem of mass incarceration in the United States. As she tells each exoneree’s powerful story, Flowers vividly shows that release from prison, though sometimes joyous and hopeful, is not a Hollywood ending—or an ending at all. Rather, an exoneree’s first unshackled steps are the beginning of a new journey full of turmoil and triumph. Based on Chicago Public Media’s yearlong multimedia series—a finalist for a national Online Journalism Award—this narrative piece of investigative journalism tells profoundly human stories of reclaiming one’s life, overcoming adversity, and searching for purpose—at times with devastating consequences and courageous breakthroughs.
A collection of working papers and addresses discussed at the international interfaith conference Remembering for the Future: The Impact of the Holocaust and Genocide on Jews and Christians . This three-volume work representing the current state of Holocaust research, is an invaluable source for those involved in researching and teaching this and related subjects.The papers focus on two main themes: Jews and Christians during and after the Holocaust and The impact of the Holocaust on the contemporary world and represent the views of scholars from all over the world. It is intended that these volumes will be productive of new perspectives, new research, expanded sensitivity to fears and dangers experienced by many people and greater awareness in our cultures, religious faiths, scientific thinking and technological-managerial decision-making of actions that may have genocidal consequences.

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