Wrongful Imprisonment: Reuven Fenton on the Horror of Prison for Women

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October 23, 2015 by socialaction2014

Wrongful Convictions Blog

From: Glamour.com

By Jillian Kramer

Reuven Fenton (pictured) recently sat down for an interview with Glamour Magazine to discuss his new book Stolen Years.

At this very moment, the National Registry of Exonerations—a database of wrongful conviction cases from the last 26 years—lists 1,679 innocent men and women who went to prison. In his new book, Stolen Years, reporter Reuven Fenton profiles 10 of them, telling their harrowing stories of imprisonment and how they were set free. “As you’re reading this, an impossible-to-document number of wrongly convicted people are sitting in prison, and only a small fraction will ever get out,” Fenton writes. “If this book helps fuel a burgeoning conversation about lives destroyed by our win-at-all-costs criminal justice system, I’ve done my job.”

We sat down with Fenton to find out what inspired him to write this book, and how women are really treated when they enter the system.

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