The Wrongful Imprisonment of African-Americans in Cleveland, Ohio

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Good Kids Bad City

Overview

• Book Title: Good Kids, Bad City - A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America..
• Author: Kyle Swenson
• Publisher: Picador
• Cover Type: Hardcover (304 Pages)..

Excerpt:
In the early 1970s, three African-American men―Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame Ajamu, and Rickey Jackson―were accused and convicted of the brutal robbery and murder..

A combined 106 years in prison for the three men rested on the testimony of a pre-teen, Ed Vernon.. -- Four decades later, Vernon recanted his testimony, and Wiley, Kwame, and Rickey were released..

The actual murderer was never found.. -- While their exoneration may have ended one of American history’s most disgraceful miscarriages of justice, the corruption and decay of the city responsible for their imprisonment remain on trial...







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