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Picking Cotton - Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

Ronald Cotton

Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape and eventually identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken-but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives. In their own words, Jennifer and Ronald unfold the harrowing details of their tragedy, and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.

Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape and eventually identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken-but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives. In their own words, Jennifer and Ronald unfold the harrowing details of their tragedy, and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.
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Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape and eventually identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken-but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives. In their own words, Jennifer and Ronald unfold the harrowing details of their tragedy, and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Erin Torneo, Richard Allen, Karen White

Length:

7h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:32


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

35:14


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:13


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

24:53


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

25:28


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

32:41


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

09:53


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

26:28


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

46:00


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

33:06


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

28:23


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

30:54


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

20:14


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

10:52


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

26:14


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

08:54


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

09:53


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

17:01


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

16:13


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

31:18


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

08:15


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

00:26