In the Name of the Father Author:Gerry Conlon Now a major motion picture from Universal... — Gerry Conlon was twenty when the cops picked him up. He was a drifter, a drinker, a gambler, a petty thief--but that wasn't why he was hauled in. His crime was being an Irishman in England when IRA bombs were going off. That was enough for the police to wring a confession out of him, a jury to convic... more »t him of murder, and a judge to throw the book at him. Before it was over, three innocent people--plus his own father--were sent to jail for life as well.
In one of the century's most scandalous miscarriages of justice, Gerry Conlon spent fifteen years locked behind prison doors, unable to clear his name. His father's tragic death and the relentless energy of one English lawyer finally brought the truth to light, resulting in Conlon's freedom.
Impassioned and deeply shocking, this true story is both a powerful indictment of British law and order and one man's unforgettable journey from despair to triumph.« less