Some have been executed despite their innocence. The Deprived is a true crime book that tells the stories of Americans who have been sent to death row simply because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time or as Americans know all too well, because in the USA, money buys justice.
The book looks into the murder cases, investigations and trials that put these victims on death row, and describes what life is like when you are exonerated after decades in the death house.
The Deprived also focuses on those most likely to be wrongfully convicted in the United States and the reasons behind those tragic convictions.
Steffen Hou explains THE DEPRIVED to Ruthie DiTucci. Music: Jules with licensed permission by John McEuen.
The Deprived—Innocent on Death Row is a true crime book that tells the dramatic stories of death row inmates and describes the murder cases and their wrongful convictions. The book examines justice, freedom and the innocence of the accused.
The book is based on interviews with 10 Americans who have all been affected by wrongful convictions and the death penalty.
Nick Yarris tells what life is like on death row when Ted Bundy is in the cell next to you, how you survive the violence in prison without becoming a monster yourself.
Sonia “Sunny” Jacobs tells what it is like to be a woman on death row and how she reacted when her husband was wrongfully executed.
Derrick Jamison tells what it feels like to be scheduled to die in 90 minutes and why he accuses law enforcement officers of killing his mother.
Damon Thibodeaux tells what it feels like when even relatives believe you are a cold-blooded killer.
Kwame Ajamu tells what it feels like to be put in the death house as a teenager and be deprived the chance of having children.
Randy Gardner tells what it did to him when a firing squad executed his brother.
Herman Lindsey tells why he is still labeled a murderer even after being exonerated.
Ronnie Sandoval tells what it is like when your teenage son is the victim of a wrongful conviction and how she lost him twice.
Magdaleno “Leno” Rose-Avilá tells why his own past as a violent gang member turned him into a human activist.
Marietta Jaeger tells why she forgave her seven-year-old daughter’s serial killer and fought for him not to be sentenced to death.
The Deprived – Innocent on Death Row also also investigates what leads to wrongful convictions and who’s most likely to be incarcerated for a crime they never committed.