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In the Place of Justice

  • Paperback $16.00

    May 03, 2011 | 416 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Apr 27, 2010 | 384 Pages

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Praise

“Incisive . . . As emotional, as any words I’ve read in a long time.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
 
“Riveting . . . Amazing . . . The picture of prison life painted by Rideau isn’t the one portrayed in many movies. . . . Now he has provided a wonderful chance to share his remarkable life.”—Associated Press
 
“A masterpiece in the realm of autobiographies.” –Anniston Star
 
“Fascinating and inspiring . . . This book is a gift to all of us in so many ways.”—BookPage
 
“Rideau comes across as truthful, remorseful, and straightforward . . . In the Place of Justice is remarkably even-handed and generous.”—Palm Beach Arts Paper
 
“Searing, suspenseful, stomach-churning and soul-stirring. . . . A sobering indictment of the criminal justice and penal systems in Louisiana over the past half century—and testimony to the triumph of the human spirit.”—Tulsa World

 “A series of stunning journalistic revelations . . . Quite simply, no prison memoir in recent memory contains prose as deft or as riveting.”—Vanity Fair

 “A richly detailed [and] all too rare look at life behind bars.”—The New York Review of Books

“Perhaps no book written by an inmate has ever conveyed so much factual and emotional information about day-to-day prison life.”–San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Candid . . . Rideau is the rarest of American commodities—a man who exited a penitentiary in better shape than when he arrived.”—The New York Times Book Review

Awards

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction WINNER 2011

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