On January 16 Reentry Central posted an article about how the state of North Carolina was trying to help inmates who were wrongfully convicted of a crime, and later found innocent. Included in the post was a link to an article by Brain Freskos of Star News Online. Freskos wrote about Kimberly J. Cook, chair of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s sociology and criminology department, and Saundra D. Westervelt, associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, both of whom are staunch advocates of death row exonerees receiving the reentry services they need, but are not getting. Cook and Westervelt are the co-authors of the book “Life After Death Row: Exonerees’ Search for Community and Identity.
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Once more Cook and Westervelt use their powerful voices to educate others on what it is like to be innocent on death row, and what happens, and does not, when an innocent person is set free. Their blog is reposted here with permission from the authors.