Paul Alexander is the accomplished author of eight books, numerous eBooks, and over 100 major articles written for publications ranging from Rolling Stone to the New York Times. When he stumbled across my blogging on the Curtis Flowers story, he was immediately interested. A native of Birmingham, AL, Alexander knows how racial bias is infused into every facet of social life, including the criminal justice system.
Still, my conclusions were too damning to be taken at face value. Alexander visited Winona, Mississippi, re-interviewed the folks I talked to several years ago, and dug up some fascinating (and disturbing) new information.
The result is Mistried, a gripping eBook released yesterday by RosettaBooks. You can get the Kindle version for free at Amazon if you act quickly, (or pay $2.99 if you dawdle). Most readers can digest the contents in less than two hours; the book is of very modest length because Alexander doesn’t waste a word.
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By Paul Alexander
Can a person be tried more than once for the same crime in the United States? Under usual circumstances, no. But in Mississippi, one man was tried six times for the same brutal crime-and his ordeal still hasn’t ended. (more…)