Bring your lunch as we talk this month's book, Bloodsworth: The True Story of One Man's Triumph over Injustice by Tim Junkin
This year's One Maryland One Book selection.
Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction.
Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing. After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence.
Intense and hard-hitting, Bloodsworth is the story of a man’s tireless fight against a justice system that failed him.
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and must acquire the book on their own. Water, Lemonade and a dessert will be available.