Books for the U.S. about the Alfred Trenkler case and other cases of Wrongful Conviction, and generally about wrongful conviction.
1. About the Alfred Trenkler case. PERFECTLY INNOCENT
Even in this age of the Internet, the book is still a most powerful tool for informing the public. Newspapers and magazines and radio and TV and a web site all have their role, but a book is for the ages and it has oomph.
On Wednesday, 26 September, Version 8 of the manuscript of the book, PERFECTLY INNOCENT Send email to Morrison for .pdf copy.
The book tells how Alfred Trenkler and Tom Shay are perfectly innocent of any involvement with the Roslindale Bomb. Copies are being sent to the media and to the prosecutors and investigators with a simple request: "Please give us your comments and feedback, and especially corrections."
If the book is ever published commercially, the Alfred Trenkler Innocent Committee will work to get it to the people of the U.S. in several ways:
a. Ensure that each library in Massachusetts and the rest of the country has a copy.
b. Sales of books, the old-fashioned way.
c. Getting a copy on line so people can see the entire text.
a. COPIES TO LIBRARIES
As soon as they are available, starting with the Boston Public Library and the Milton Free Library.
Even before commercial publishing, if that happens, we will be selling copies of the manuscript at $20.00 per copy, and no charge for an e-copy. Please contact the Alfred Trenkler Innocent Committee for your copy.
The book is available online (see above) and can be sent as attachment in two emails upon request.
2. Books about other cases of Wrongful Conviction - pre- exoneration.
Human Sacrifice by James P. Moore. The story of the Dennis Dechaine case
in Maine. (Alfred has a copy.)
Justice Denied: The Trial of Erik Rasmussen written by Erik, this is
a powerful story of the murder in Connecticut of his wife.
EYE CONTACT - The Mysterious Death in 2000 of Kassidy Bortner and the Wrongful Convictions of Chad Evans and Amanda Bortner the story of two wrongful convictions in New Hampshire, and the struggle to return Chad Evans to freedom and his rightful role as a parent to his son, Kyle.
3. Books about other cases of Wrongful Conviction - post exoneration.
Exonerated by DNA - and taken as Innocence Proj. client about same
time as Alfred Trenkler's conviction
When Justice Fails : The David Milgaard Story about one of Canada's
most egregious cases.
Guilty until proven Innocent - Story of Connecticut's Peter Reilly case.
Until you are dead - is the book about Steven Truscott, another of
Canada's best known cases of wrongful conviction.
Exit to Freedom by Calvin O. Johnson and Greg Hampikian. About
Georgia's first DNA exoneree, and current member of the Georgia
Innocence Project Board of Directors.
4. Books about Wrongful Conviction and related subjects, generally.
Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted By Barry Scheck, Peter
Neufeld and Jim Dwyer
Right by Peter Neufeld, Jim Dwyer and Barry Scheck.
5. Books about Campaigns for Exoneration of the Wrongfully Convicted
Convicted by Michael and Becky Pardue. This book is available only from
the publisher of Justice Denied, The Magazine for the Wrongfully
(currently not available from Amazon.com, but is available from the
American Bar Association, at 800-285-2221.)
6. Books about modern Justice, Generally
Courthouse by Steve Bogira
As with other books about justice, there are pages which ring true for supporters of Alfred Trenkler. On page 189, "There are certain kinds of cases where emotions override the facts", said Judge Locallo, who was featured in the book. On page 157 is the story of how police would maintain a "street file" which was separate from the files which might be furnished to defense attorneys. On Page 164, we learn of Frank Laverty, who investigated a case and was then stunned to learn that it had gone to trial of a wrong man. He took the unusual action of seeking to correct the mistake to ensure that a wrongful conviction did not occur. On page 343 begins the story of Dan Young and Harold Hill who were wrongfully convicted. [See above, on this webpage.]