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Justice failed : how "legal ethics" kept me in prison for 26 years

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"Justice Failed is the story of Alton Logan, an African American man who served twenty-six years in prison for a murder he did not commit. In 1983, Logan was falsely convicted of fatally shooting an off-duty Cook County corrections officer, Lloyd M. Wickliffe, at a Chicago-area McDonald?s, and sentenced to life in prison. While serving time for unrelated charges, Andrew Wilson?the true murderer?admitted his guilt to his own lawyers, Dale Coventry and Jamie Kunz. However, bound by the legal code of ethics known as the absolutism of client-attorney privilege, Coventry and Kunz could not take action. Instead, they signed an affidavit proclaiming Logan?s innocence and locked the document in a hidden strong box. It wasn?t until after Wilson?s death in 2007 that his lawyers were able to come forward with the evidence that would eventually set Alton Logan free after twenty-six years in prison" -- publisher's description.

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Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile 346.7 LOG (Text)
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 346.773 LOG (Text)
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