Jim McCloskey, “When the Truth is All You Have: A Memoir of Faith, Justice, and Freedom for the Wrongly Accused.” Interview moderated by Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking” and founder of Ministry Against the Death Penalty.
As a prison chaplain, Jim McCloskey ministered to many inmates he believed were innocent. With no legal or investigative training, McCloskey threw himself into exonerating these inmates. In 1983, he established Centurion Ministries, the first organization in the United States committed to freeing the wrongly imprisoned. Together with a team of forensic experts, lawyers, and volunteers, Centurion has freed 63 prisoners sentenced to life in prison or to death for the crimes of others. “When Truth is All You Have” tells McCloskey’s own story as well as those of the unjustly imprisoned for whom he has advocated. It is a candid and compassionate chronicle of an unflagging dedication to justice.