SCOTT CHRISTIANSON is the author of With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America (1998, winner Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Distinguished Honors), Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House, and Innocent: Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases. He has authored hundreds of articles for The New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation, American Legacy, Journal of American History, and Crime & Delinquency among other publications. He has also written for television, radio, and film. He is a former high-ranking New York State criminal justice official and longtime investigative reporter. He lives in upstate New York.