Tanner Humanities Center presents Daniel Medwed | Barred: Why the Innocent Can't Get Out of Prison

The Tanner Humanities Center presents author and university professor of law and criminal justice, Daniel Medwed, for a discussion and signing of his new book, Barred: Why the Innocent Can't Get Out of Prison. 

This in-person event will take place at:

Tanner Humanities Center Jewell Box, 215 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut 84112

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Barred today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Barred from The King's English.

About the book: 

A groundbreaking exposé of how our legal system makes it nearly impossible to overturn wrongful convictions.

Thousands of innocent people are behind bars in the United States. But proving their innocence and winning their release is nearly impossible. 
In Barred, legal scholar Daniel S. Medwed argues that our justice system’s stringent procedural rules are largely to blame for the ongoing punishment of the innocent. Those rules guarantee criminal defendants just one opportunity to appeal their convictions directly to a higher court. Afterward, the wrongfully convicted can pursue only a few narrow remedies. Even when there is strong evidence of a miscarriage of justice, rigid guidelines, bias, and deference toward lower courts all too often prevent exoneration. 
Offering clear explanations of legal procedures alongside heart-wrenching stories of their devastating impact, Barred exposes how the system is stacked against the innocent and makes a powerful call for change.  

Event date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event address: 
Tanner Humanities Building, Jewel Box
215 Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Barred: Why the Innocent Can't Get Out of Prison By Daniel S. Medwed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541675919
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - September 20th, 2022