Robert Chesshyre

Crime & Punishment

Injustice: Life and Death in the Courtrooms of America

By

Harvill Secker 376pp £18.99 order from our bookshop

There is a dark heart to American society, far removed from the sunny uplands of ‘have a nice day’. The ‘land of the free’ is also the land of the incarcerated, of the electric chair and the lethal injection, of three strikes and you’re out (life without parole for sometimes minor felonies), and of Guantánamo Bay. 

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