The Longest Injustice: The Strange Story Of Alex Alexandrowicz
The Longest Injustice: The Strange Story of Alex Alexandrowicz
Alex Alexandrowicz spent 22 years in custody protesting his innocence. This book explains how something which began with him pleading guilty (wrongly) in the belief that he would serve a 'short' sentence turned into a Kafkaesque nightmare. Alex's story is placed in perspective by BBC TV 'Crime Squad' presenter Professor David Wilson. The Longest Injustice contains the full story, including the personal Prison Chronicles of Anthony Alexandrovich-known universally as 'Alex'. Principally, the book is about his 29-year fight against his conviction as a seventeen-year-old for aggravated burglary, wounding with intent, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Twenty-two of these years were spent in prison where Alex was a discretionary life sentenced prisoner, and where he steadfastly maintained his innocence. He continues to do so after release, and is taking his case through the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), which was set up in 1995 to investigate alleged miscarriages of justice. Alex's own recollections are supplemented by analysis of the dilemma facing people in British prisons who are determined to maintain their innocence, and the book highlights the considerable disincentives and disadvantages to them of doing so.
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