BBC features Uriah’s story

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

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Amazing Amazon rankings

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

Imprisoned for her faith

Marie Durand by Simonetta Carr; Christian Biographies for Young Readers; Reformation Heritage Books; cloth; 64 pages; © 2015 Wrongful incarceration is a hot topic of current interest, but few people realize how many Christians have been imprisoned (often without even the pretense of a trial) for their faith. Arrested as a young woman, Marie Durand remained in prison … Continue reading Imprisoned for her faith

Providence in action

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

Uriah Courtney — wrongfully convicted

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