Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him

February 8, 2016 - Comment

By all accounts, Jovan Mosley was a good kid. He was working on a way out of his tough Chicago neighborhood and had been accepted at Ohio State University when he was forced to confess to a murder he did not commit. He then spent five years and ten months in jail without a trial.

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By all accounts, Jovan Mosley was a good kid. He was working on a way out of his tough Chicago neighborhood and had been accepted at Ohio State University when he was forced to confess to a murder he did not commit. He then spent five years and ten months in jail without a trial. His efforts to exonerate himself got him nowhere until he happened to meet a successful criminal defense lawyer, Catharine O’Daniel. She became convinced of his innocence and took him on as her first pro bono client. Along with Laura Caldwell, she decided to fight to free Jovan. Against enormous odds, they fi­nally won some measure of justice. In this affecting memoir, Caldwell tells the unforgettable story of a breakdown in the criminal justice system and what it took to free an innocent man.

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Happy Camper says:

Caldwell’s book reads like a novel Unlike most books written on the subject, Ms. Caldwell’s book reads like a novel. Sadly, it is non-fiction and an all too often story of wrongful incarceration. It is a page turner and an emotional roller coaster. Congratulations to the defense team, and Godspeed Mr. Mosley.

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