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"The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town" is the first nonfiction book written by famed American author John Grisham and it was released in October 2006. The book details the story of a former minor league baseball player falsely imprisoned for the murder of a 21-year-old cocktail waitress. The novel brought Ada, Oklahoma into the national spotlight of false convictions and imprisonment due to the two individuals convicted for the murder of Debra Sue "Debbie" Carter and two individuals convicted of the murder of Denice Haraway that the city officials were under pressure to solve. The cases were researched by a New York reporter and were the subject of the book "The Dreams of Ada," which predated "The Innocent Man." Accounts from both books suggest major flaws, irregularities, and outright miscarriages of justice including forced and made-up confessions by the police and prosecutors. A screen version of the Grisham novel is scheduled to feature George Clooney as Prosecutor Bill Peterson, tentatively projected for a 2011 release.

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