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Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found…
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PENOLOGY & PUNISHMENT. Nineteen-year-old Jovan Mosley, a good kid from one of Chicago's very bad neighborhoods, was coerced into confessing to a crime he didn't commit. Charged with murder, he spent five years and eight months in a prison for violent criminals. Without a trial. With one brother dead of HIV complications, another in jail for arson and murder, and most kids his age in gangs, Jovan had struggled to be different. He excelled in school, dreamed of being a lawyer, and had been accepted to Ohio State. Then on August 6, 1999, Jovan witnessed a fight that would result in a man's death. Six months later, he was arrested, cruelly questioned, and forced into a confession. Sent to a holding jail for violent criminals, he tried ceaselessly to get a trial so he could argue his case. By chance he met Catharine O'Daniel, a successful criminal defense lawyer. She was so moved by him, and so convinced of his innocence, that she accepted Jovan as her first pro bono client.
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