JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Jim McCloskey and Philip LermanNovember 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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November 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Jim McCloskey and Philip Lerman
JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES
Each month, we bring you the best and brightest in Jewish Authors & Ideas—virtually.
When Truth Is All You Have
By the founder of the first organization in the United States committed to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, this is a riveting story of devotion, sacrifice, and vindication. Jim McCloskey was at a midlife crossroads when he met the man who would change his life. A former management consultant, McCloskey enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary at age 37. His first assignment, in 1980, was as a chaplain at Trenton State Prison. Among the inmates was Jorge de los Santos, a heroin addict who’d been convicted of murder years earlier and swore that he was innocent. Over time, McCloskey came to believe him. With no legal or investigative training to speak of, McCloskey threw himself into the case. Two years later, thanks to those efforts, Jorge de los Santos walked free, fully exonerated. McCloskey had found his calling. He established Centurion Ministries, the first group in America devoted to overturning wrongful convictions and a team of forensic experts, lawyers, and volunteers. Through tireless investigation and an unflagging dedication to justice—Centurion has freed 63 innocent prisoners who had been sentenced to life or death.
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$35 (includes 1 virtual ticket, 1 copy of the book and shipping)
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