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Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

The justice system unfortunately does have flaws and Jennifer and Ronald are aiming to fix some of them. Quotes from Picking Cotton: She is positive that this is the man. Did he have scars? Jennifer Thompson is another great person that through everything she went through she still maintained her strength and wanted to help others as much as she could. Surprisingly if you know anything about the Grisham book or Hunt’s caseboth the police detective as well as the original prosecutor admitted the mistake and apologized to Cotton, who has handled his ordeal with grace, strength, maturity, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A hard book pickinng put down, and one that will stay with you long What an amazing true story! August pickiny Picking Cotton 4 9 Aug 04, Jennifer and Ronald come together to tell their sides of the story.

Written by both the victim, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and the man who was wrongfully convicted, Ronald Cotton, this book gave amazing points of view. I studied his face for features to identify. To me, the most extraordinary thing about this entire story is that Thompson and Cotton end becoming friends and tour the country telling their inhustice and asking for reforms in our justice system.


Jennifer Thompson was a senior in college planning to get married when the unthinkable happened. Anyway, thankfully Jennifer was given an opportunity to escape.

And as Ronald Cotton states in the book, had he been convicted in the 70s for the rape that Jennifer Thompson accused him of doing, he could have been executed.

What I like about this book is the authors made this book informative but also appealing to read for a broad audience.

I listened to the audio version of this book, excellently narrated by Karen White and the late Richard Allen. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The 10 Best Emily Dickinson Poems.

Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

He does speak about his initial rage but he overcomes this and never loses hope. A wonderful and heartbreaking recount of a tragic ajd that forever changed the life of the people involved. The real rapist that had admitted to the crime to several people, who worked alongside Ronald Cotton in prison, and yet would never confess to the proper authorities to release the innocent man.

Mar 08, Nicole rated it it was ok. Jan 25, William Jr.


Picking Cotton | A Memoir by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo

For those that know me, I apply these beliefs to licking of the high profile crimes. Who wants to admit they were wrong? But, it started to grow on me, and I think that once I accepted it more as a one-step-above-stream-of-consciousness-train-of-thought-type writing, I enjoyed it a bunch more and was glad that the writer that helped Thompson and Cotton get their thoughts organized and on paper did not polish it too much.

I first saw this compelling story on 60 Minutes: The amazing thing is that he walked out, not injusyice an innocent man, but also a strong one.

The accounts in the book are their personal stories, written by them, and not over technical where it would scare people off. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. It truly is inspiring to see how they both, Cotton in particular, recover from pickking injustice.

August – Picking Cotton. She identified Ronald Thompson as her attacker, suffered great trauma, and though she eventually moved on, the attack on her body left a wide swath of emotional scar tissue.

Lf felt compassion for both Jennifer and Ron, and they were on completely opposite ends of the story.