Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen

The story of David Milgaard

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

David Milgaard was a troubled kid, and he got into lots of trouble. Unfortunately, that made it easy for the Saskatoon police to brand him as a murderer. At seventeen, David Milgaard was arrested, jailed, and convicted for the rape and murder of a young nursing assistant, Gail Miller. He was sent to adult prison for life.

Throughout his twenty-three years in prison, David maintained that he was innocent and refused to admit to the crime, even though it meant he was never granted parole. Finally, through the incredible determination of his mother and new lawyers who believed in him, David was released and proven not guilty. Astonishingly, in hindsight the real murderer was obvious from the start.

This is the true story of how bad decisions, tunnel vision, poor representation, and outright lying and coercion by those within the justice system caused a tragic miscarriage of justice. It also shows that wrongs can be righted and amends made.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4594-0169-3
$18.95 $14.21
978-1-55277-433-5
$12.95 $12.95
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAN051000, YAN031000, YAN006120
Dewey 340
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 840

Author: Cynthia J. Faryon

Cynthia J. Faryon is the author of eleven books, including Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen - The story of David Milgaard. She lives in Richer, Manitoba.