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The Resource Justice failed : how "legal ethics" kept me in prison for 26 years, Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum

Justice failed : how "legal ethics" kept me in prison for 26 years, Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum

Label
Justice failed : how "legal ethics" kept me in prison for 26 years
Title
Justice failed
Title remainder
how "legal ethics" kept me in prison for 26 years
Statement of responsibility
Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Logan, Alton
Dewey number
  • 346.7730334
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Falbaum, Berl
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Logan, Alton
  • Trials (Murder)
  • False imprisonment
  • Trials (False imprisonment)
  • African American prisoners
  • Legal ethics
  • Lawyers
Target audience
adult
Label
Justice failed : how "legal ethics" kept me in prison for 26 years, Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Arrest -- Creating the affidavit -- First trial, 1983 -- Appeal -- Second trial, 1994 -- Prison life -- More appeals and post-conviction efforts -- Affidavit discovered -- April 18, 2008 hearing -- Andrew Wilson's affidavit -- Exoneration, innocence certificate, civil suit -- Proposed changes in ethics code -- Readjustment -- Addendum
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xli, 181 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781619029927
Lccn
2017024767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1855102
  • 863659
Label
Justice failed : how "legal ethics" kept me in prison for 26 years, Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Arrest -- Creating the affidavit -- First trial, 1983 -- Appeal -- Second trial, 1994 -- Prison life -- More appeals and post-conviction efforts -- Affidavit discovered -- April 18, 2008 hearing -- Andrew Wilson's affidavit -- Exoneration, innocence certificate, civil suit -- Proposed changes in ethics code -- Readjustment -- Addendum
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xli, 181 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781619029927
Lccn
2017024767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1855102
  • 863659

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