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In the Place of Justice - A Story of Punishment and Deliverance

Wilbert Rideau

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From Wilbert Rideau, the award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in Louisiana prisons working against unimaginable odds to redeem himself, the story of a remarkable life: a crime, its punishment, and ultimate triumph. After killing a woman in a moment of panic following a botched bank robbery, Rideau, denied a fair trial, was improperly sentenced to death at the age of nineteen. After more than a decade on death row, his sentence was amended to life imprisonment, and he joined the inmate population of the infamous Angola penitentiary. Soon Rideau became editor of the prison newsmagazine The Angolite, which under his leadership became an uncensored, daring, and crusading journal instrumental in reforming the violent prison and the corrupt Louisiana justice system. With the same incisive feel for detail that brought Rideau great critical acclaim, here he brings to vivid life the world of the prison through the power of his pen. We see Angola's unique culture, encompassing not only rivalries, sexual slavery, ingrained racism, and daily, soul-killing injustices but also acts of courage and decency by keeper and kept alike. As we relive Rideau's remarkable rehabilitation-he lived a more productive life in prison than do most outside-we also witness his long struggle for justice. In the Place of Justice goes far beyond the confines of a prison memoir, giving us a searing exposé of the failures of our legal system framed within the dramatic tale of a man who found meaning, purpose, and hope in prison. This is a deeply moving, eloquent, and inspirational story about perseverance, unexpected friendships and love, and the possibility that good can be forged under any circumstances. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dominic Hoffman

Length:

16h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:45


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:27


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:42


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:27


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:27


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:57


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:10


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:00


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:48


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:03


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:57


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:14


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:24


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:40


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:10


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:42


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:06


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:12


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:44


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:24


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:24


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:28


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:19


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:51


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:17


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:34


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:19


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:45


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:41


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:33


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:35


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:43


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:41


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:16


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:09


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:38


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:03


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:26


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:59


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:08


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:05


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:05


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:07


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:00


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:32


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:35


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:02


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:58


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:07


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:20


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:19


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:06


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:04


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:47


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:11


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:07


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:11


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:22


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:41


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:00


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:48


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:33


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:26


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:21


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

00:30