In the Place of Justice

A Story of Punishment and Deliverance
Product Number: EB00170885
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307593740
Publisher: Vintage
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Wilbert Rideau, an award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in prison, delivers a remarkable memoir of crime, punishment, and ultimate triumph. After killing a bank teller in a moment of panic during a botched robbery, Wilbert Rideau was sentenced to death at the age of nineteen. He spent several years on death row at Angola before his sentence was commuted to life, where, as editor of the prison newsmagazine The Angolite, he undertook a mission to expose and reform Louisiana's iniquitous justice system from the inside. Vivid, incisive, and compassionate, this is a detailed account of prison life and a man who accepted responsibility for his actions and worked to redeem himself. It is a story about not giving up; finding love in unexpected places; the power of kindness; and the ability to do good, no matter where you are.

Author(s): Wilbert Rideau
Original Publish Date: Apr 27, 2010

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Author(s): Wilbert Rideau
Narrator(s): Dominic Hoffman
Product Number Z100023589
Released: Apr 27, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307736741

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