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The Innocent Man

(2006)
A True Story
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Ronald Keith Williamson's early life appeared charmed. A successful school and college baseball player, he seemed to have a world of opportunity at his feet. But, after injury put paid to his sporting career, he slowly began to show signs of mental illness, and drifted into a life of petty crime and misdemeanour. When in 1982 a local girl was found raped and murdered, he was in prison serving time for kiting cheques. Whilst there, another prisoner, looking for release, alleged he had overheard him confessing to the killing, and Williamson was arrested for the crime. What followed was one of the most appalling cases of a miscarriage of justice America has ever seen. From the point of his arrest, Williamson was taunted by prison guards who held back the medicines he was prescribed to control his psychiatric problems, meaning that when it came to trial he was distressed and not lucid. At the trial itself he was never given fair representation - his lawyer was not only blind, but had also never handled a criminal case before, and never entered a plea on Williamson's behalf, that he was not fit to stand trial. Williamson was found guilty, and sentenced to death. Despite many appeals, he was final given a date for his execution - Sept 24th 1994. It was only due to the last minute intervention by a group of appellate lawyers working on his behalf, who sought a writ from the district court judge, that he was given a stay of execution of five days. Here, for the first time, Grisham delves into this story, tracing the man, the case and the trial, and showing how, thanks to this team of dedicated legal professionals, the real truth about the case came to light. Evidence surfaced to completely exonerate Williamson, and he was freed in April 1999. He later won a settlement in court for his conviction, but sadly passed away last year.


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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-62765-274-4 / 978-1-62765-274-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): J Grisham
ISBN: 1-4084-2959-4 / 978-1-4084-2959-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor paragon
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December 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Innocent Man (Limited Edition): Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-52110-3 / 978-0-385-52110-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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May 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-84413-790-2 / 978-1-84413-790-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-51723-8 / 978-0-385-51723-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7393-2673-2 / 978-0-7393-2673-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Innocent Man, Large Print
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7394-7399-9 / 978-0-7394-7399-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Large Print
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-78475-941-4 / 978-1-78475-941-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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March 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-345-53201-5 / 978-0-345-53201-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-09-953712-5 / 978-0-09-953712-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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November 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-09-949357-8 / 978-0-09-949357-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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December 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town [ THE INNOCENT MAN: MURDER AND INJUSTICE IN A SMALL TOWN ] by Grisham, John (Author) Nov-20-2007 [ Paperback ]
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-403-85391-5 / 978-0-403-85391-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc
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November 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-440-24383-1 / 978-0-440-24383-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-34091-5 / 978-0-385-34091-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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November 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-440-24468-4 / 978-0-440-24468-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-84605-148-7 / 978-1-84605-148-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Innocent Man, The
Author(s): Arrow
ISBN: 1-84605-038-3 / 978-1-84605-038-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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2007 : USA Perfect Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): JOHN GRISHAM
ISBN: 0-440-29664-1 / 978-0-440-29664-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: DE33
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Innocent Man (BBC Audiobooks)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4458-7577-2 / 978-1-4458-7577-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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April 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (John Grisham)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7393-6567-3 / 978-0-7393-6567-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-85686-901-6 / 978-1-85686-901-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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October 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7393-2418-7 / 978-0-7393-2418-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-84657-001-8 / 978-1-84657-001-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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October 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7393-2419-5 / 978-0-7393-2419-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
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October 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7393-4048-4 / 978-0-7393-4048-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
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October 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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October 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Innocent Man, the (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4159-3307-3 / 978-1-4159-3307-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Dell
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January 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Innocent Man
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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