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Stolen Time One Womans Inspiring Story As An Innocent Condemned By Sunny Jacobs

Stolen Time One Womans Inspiring Story As An Innocent Condemned
by Sunny Jacobs

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In 1976 a twenty-eight-year-old mother of two and her partner were wrongfully sentenced to death by the Florida courts for the murder of two police officers. Sunny Jacobs would not taste freedom again for seventeen years, by which time her two children were estranged, her parents were dead and her beloved partner, Jesse Tafero, had been executed.
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Stolen Time One Womans Inspiring Story As An Innocent Condemned Summary


Stolen Time One Womans Inspiring Story As An Innocent Condemned by Sunny Jacobs

'In a world of one, I am alone, more alone than I have ever been in my life.Locked up in a box within a box where no one can enter and I cannot leave. I am to await my death.' In 1976 a twenty-eight-year-old mother of two and her partner were wrongfully sentenced to death by the Florida courts for the murder of two police officers. Sunny Jacobs would not taste freedom again for seventeen years, by which time her two children were estranged, her parents were dead and her beloved partner, Jesse Tafero, had been executed. Sunny spent five years on death row in solitary confinement. In a cell the width of her arm-span, her only lifeline was the stream of letters between herself and Jesse, offering love and strength, each echoing the other's conviction that the truth would soon be revealed. She refused to lose hope, even though the state had allowed falsified testimonies to condemn her and Jesse, disregarding hidden evidence and the true murderer's confession.Then in 1981 Sunny's sentence was reduced to life yet Jesse remained on death row, and Sunny lived under the constant shadow of his impending execution. But Sunny miraculously maintained her strength of heart, and fought on to prove their innocence - until in 1992 she was finally released, seventeen years after her ordeal began. But it was two years too late for Jesse, who had died in a horrible botched execution that caused outrage the world over. Sunny Jacobs' life has been layered with tragedy and yet her story, while delving into her darkest days, is a shining example of a woman's triumph over despair. Sunny's resilience, her unshakeable joy, and her astounding ability to forgive are beautifully depicted in this stunning and uplifting memoir.

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Stolen Time One Womans Inspiring Story As An Innocent Condemned Reviews


"An extraordinary and inspirational story. Sunny Jacobs is a remarkable woman." -- Susan Sarandon "Shot through with forgiveness and written with surprising humour and a wonderful joie de vivre, Stolen TIme is a book you must read." -- Clive Stafford Smith, Legal Director of Reprieve "A memoir that is both troubling and inspiring" -- SUNDAY EXPRESS "A remarkable book" -- DAILY MAIL

About Sunny Jacobs


Sunny Jacobs is now a free woman. She teaches yoga and tours the world raising awareness about the death penalty with her Irish partner, Peter Pringle. Her story is the focus of the award-winning play The Exonerated, in which Susan Sarandon played the part of Sunny. Sunny and Peter live in Ireland.

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GOR000976572
Stolen Time One Womans Inspiring Story As An Innocent Condemned by Sunny Jacobs
Sunny Jacobs
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2008-06-02
576
0553818287
9780553818284
N/A
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