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The 2018 One Maryland One Book is Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence, by Tim Junkin.

Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber. Maintaining his innocence, he read everything on criminal law available in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing.

After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment. Bloodsworth’s story speaks for hundreds of others who were wrongly convicted and have since been released, and for the thousands still in prison waiting for DNA testing.

Tim JunkinMeet the Author: Tim Junkin

Wednesday, October 3 @ 7pm | Leonardtown High School, Leonardtown, MD

All events are open to teens and adults.

Wednesday, Sep 12 Creative Memoirs Calvert Library Prince Frederick 2pm
Thursday, Sep 13 Film & Discussion – Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man Calvert Library Prince Frederick 6:30pm
Monday, Sep 17 Book Discussion Southern Branch 7pm
Tues., Sep 18 Destination Book Discussion Mamma Lucia’s, Prince Frederick 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. discussion
Monday, Sep 24 Lawyer in the Library Calvert Library Prince Frederick 12pm
Thursday, Sep 27 Film Screening & discussion – The Hurricane and the Humanities Calvert Library Prince Frederick 5:30pm
Wednesday, Oct 3 One Maryland One Book Author Tim Junkin Visit Leonardtown High School 7pm
Wednesday, Oct 10 Creative Memoirs Calvert Library Prince Frederick 2pm
Thursday, Oct 11 Truth and Justice Film Discussion Calvert Library Prince Frederick 7pm
Monday, Oct 15 Book Discussion Twin Beaches Branch 7pm
Wednesday, Oct 17 Book Discussion Fairview Branch 2pm
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Film Screening – In the Executioner’s Shadow Calvert Library Prince Frederick 7pm