False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent is an unique book. As described by Mark A. Godsey, Jim Petro is the only state attorney general, before or since, to actively pursue the exoneration of an innocent, wrongly convicted man (which meant dueling with prosecutors); and then fighting for legislation to implement DNA testing; and after he no longer was attorney general offering pro bono legal services to the Innocence Project.
The book, False Justice, describes the evolution of a law-and-order attorney general as he awakens to the epidemic of wrongful convictions and decides to become a key player in bringing about changes to our injustice system. The book includes details of the actual case that was the first for Jim Petro, the pivotal experience. The book is co-authored with his wife, Nancy, a writer who continues her involvement in these issues by writing the wrongful convictions blog.
Source: False Justice and the “True” Prosecutor: A Memoir, Tribute, and Commentary, by Mark Godsey, a former federal prosecutor, now Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Download Godsey’s description of the miseries inflicted by prosecutors with “tunnel vision” so intense they never returned his “Hello” (among other things). This is a memoir, not a stuffy legal treatise.