Movie/book review by Glenda Faye Mathes Brian Banks; Rated PG-13 Production companies: ShivHans Pictures, Gidden Media; Distributors: Bleecker Street, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Stage 6 Films; Director: Tom Shadyac; Writer: Doug Atchison What Set Me Free: A True Story of Wrongful Conviction, a Dream Deferred, and a Man Redeemed by Brian Banks with Mark Dagostina; … Continue reading Who Really Set Brian Banks Free
Angelica M Casas recently made a video for BBC, How US police line-ups jail the innocent, which highlights Uriah Courtney's story, a classic case of mistaken identification. The video details problems and solutions regarding the ways line-ups are conducted. Only two weeks ago, Uriah and California State Senator Scott Wiener, who also appears in the … Continue reading BBC features Uriah’s story
Amazon's Best Sellers rankings shot up overnight for the collaborative memoir Exoneree by Uriah Courtney with Glenda Faye Mathes. Uriah and I began communicating almost four years ago, and the book was published in December by the Cascade imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. Here's how the March 30, 2018, rankings compared with the previous day: Amazon … Continue reading Amazing Amazon rankings
My collaborative memoir with Uriah Courtney about his wrongful conviction, incarceration, and subsequent exoneration is now available. Such a thrill to finally hold the physical copy of the book in my hand this week! What if America's judicial system, designed to protect the innocent, convicts the wrong man and sends him to prison? Uriah Courtney … Continue reading Exoneree available!
What an incredible week! Last Thursday, I did a book party in the Chicago area. On Friday and Saturday, I spoke as the keynote for a women's conference at Cornerstone URC in Hudsonville, MI. And on Monday, I met with two publishers in Grand Rapids. As I drove on Thursday toward Chicago, a tune kept … Continue reading Speaking for the Lord
Announcing...[drum roll] a new Facebook page for the memoir project I'm working on with Uriah Courtney. Uriah is a high-profile exoneree who was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated more than eight years for a sexual assault he did not commit. Sentenced to life in prison, he eventually was released after new DNA testing conclusively matched another man, a … Continue reading Uriah Courtney, Exoneree
Earlier this year, I interviewed Uriah Courtney for an article that appeared in the June 25 issue of Christian Renewal. We communicated via email and that article about Uriah's wrongful conviction and his extraordinary exoneration is posted here. Soon after we finished our interview process, I felt burdened by a desire to spread Uriah's amazing story to a … Continue reading Providence in action
In 2005, Uriah Courtney was convicted for a crime he did not commit and sentenced to life in prison. He was released and exonerated in 2013 after new DNA testing proved his innocence. Because he was accused of a sexual assault on a minor, he was not permitted to see his son for the entire … Continue reading Uriah Courtney — wrongfully convicted