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By Justin Nobel,Dan Bright,Clive Stafford Smith

all people is aware New Orleans, yet no one is familiar with this New Orleans. At 16 years previous, Dan vivid was once the pinnacle of a brand new Orleans drug empire. As his operation grew, it used to be just a subject of time sooner than he attracted the eye of the legal justice method, which might cease at nothing—including framing Dan for murder—to get him off the streets. Dan’s capital homicide trial lasted just one day. The District Attorney’s workplace used fake testimony and fabricated facts to guide the jury to their final end: Daniel vibrant used to be in charge and deserved the demise penalty. This remarkable precise tale unflinchingly indicates the injustice of the felony approach, in addition to the bottom corruption on show at Angola felony, the place Dan spent ten years struggling with his wrongful conviction and suffering for a correct supposedly absolute to all american citizens: a good trial.

In 1995, Dan vibrant was once wrongfully convicted of the homicide of Murray Barnes after the prosecutors and the FBI withheld key proof at Bright's trial. vivid used to be twenty-six years previous on the time. He spent 9 years in felony, together with 4 years on dying row, earlier than the Louisiana perfect courtroom reversed his conviction in 2004.

Justin Nobel is a contract journal journalist. His tales have seemed in Newsweek, Time, Oxford American, Tin condo and Virginia Quarterly assessment. His articles were chosen for e-book in top American shuttle Writing 2011, most sensible American technological know-how and Nature Writing 2014 and most sensible American shuttle Writing 2016. Justin lives in New Orleans.

"Gritty and uncooked, Bright’s narrative is as attention-grabbing because it is nerve-racking for what it finds concerning the darkish, racist underside of the yankee justice procedure. Compelling reading." —Kirkus Reviews

"First and finest, it is a cage-rattling exposé of the corrupt legal justice method of latest Orleans. it is also a good account of legal existence inside an immense American city."—Scott Neuffer, Foreword Reviews

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