John Grisham

Wrongful Convictions: The Grisham Effect

Novelist John Grisham is an outspoken critic of the miscarriages of justice that put innocent people in jail. But his most valuable contribution, from a reformer’s perspective, has been to show the connection between the mistakes made by individuals and the system that nurtures them, says our legal affairs columnist.

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Can We Prevent Wrongful Convictions?

The increasing number of exonerations around the country underlines the need for defense lawyers to double down on strategies of challenging faulty evidence, racial bias, and poor witnesses.