Book Review: Stolen Years, by Reuven Fenton

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November 4, 2015 by socialaction2014

Dwell in Possibility

51BfC6Hi2+L._SX376_BO1,204,203,200_There’s really no way not to recommend this book, even if it is a difficult read. But it’s a difficult read for the simple reason that it needs to be. The subtitle is “Stories of the Wrongfully Imprisoned,” and the book recounts the experiences of ten different people who spent years of their lives in jail for crimes they didn’t commit. And none of these stories are borderline cases of “well…maybe they didn’t commit the crimes, and maybe they did…we can’t really say for sure, though, so I guess we can let them go.”

No, these are ten cases of people who definitely, absolutely, did not commit the crimes of which they were accused and imprisoned. In all cases, thankfully, they were released when their cases were reviewed, but in the majority of these cases this wasn’t until the individual had spent around 10 years in prison.

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