Detained Sen. Leila de Lima has was a e book reviewer.
With a lot of time to learn at her detention cell, De Lima mentioned she completed studying, in report time, one other John Grisham novel, “The Confession.”
“Another very engrossing legal thriller by this legendary writer. It’s a must-read for both anti-and pro-death penalty advocates, especially the latter,” she mentioned.
De Lima hopes that Sen. Manny Pacquiao and other pro-death penalty lawmakers “would find time to check out this gripping book.”
“While fictional (yet stunningly realistic), I would proffer the story so poignantly depicted in this novel – a story of an innocent young man who spent 9 years in death row before he was executed under the harsh laws of Texas, U.S.A., and ultimately exonerated posthumously—as a most compelling argument against the re-imposition of death penalty now being pushed by our bloodthirsty and power-drunk President,” she mentioned.
She mentioned that after studying the final web page of “The Confession,” one would really feel a “momentary numbness and horror about the prospects of wrongful convictions under a notoriously fractured law enforcement and criminal investigation processes, and flawed legal and judicial systems such as ours.”
“Even glossing over the scenario of wrongful and unjust convictions I painfully ponder—how many innocent men and women out there, hold up in cramp and severely congested jails, are awaiting trial for crimes they did not commit?” she requested.
“How many are suffering the same fate as mine? Victims of a most grievous wrongful indictment, a gross injustice,” mentioned De Lima, detained on the Phil. National Police Custodial Center on drug charges.