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The Resource Real justice : jailed for life for being black : the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Bill Swan ; with a foreword by Ken Klonsky

Real justice : jailed for life for being black : the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Bill Swan ; with a foreword by Ken Klonsky

Label
Real justice : jailed for life for being black : the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
Title
Real justice
Title remainder
jailed for life for being black : the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
Statement of responsibility
Bill Swan ; with a foreword by Ken Klonsky
Title variation
Real justice, jailed for being black
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rubin Carter was in and out of reformatories and prisons from the age of twelve. At twenty-four, he became a winning professional boxer and was turning his life around. But Carter was also very vocal about racism in the local New Jersey police force. In 1966, local policemen arrested Carter and a friend for a triple murder. The two were convicted and sent to jail for life. Carter spent nearly twenty years in jail, proclaiming his innocence. A teen from Brooklyn, Lesra Martin, heard Carter's story and believed he was innocent. He and a small group of Canadian lawyers contacted Carter and began working with Carter's lawyers in New York to get him exonerated. In 1985, a judge released Carter, ruling that Carter's conviction had been based not on evidence, but on racism. Carter moved to Canada in 1985, where until his death in 2014 he worked helping others prove that they had been wrongfully convicted."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395741
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swan, Bill
Dewey number
j365/.6092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 13+
  • RL 4.8
  • HL760L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Real justice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carter, Rubin
  • Prisoners
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Racism
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Judicial error
  • Judicial error
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Real justice : jailed for life for being black : the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Bill Swan ; with a foreword by Ken Klonsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781459406650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Real justice : jailed for life for being black : the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Bill Swan ; with a foreword by Ken Klonsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781459406650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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