Judging A Book: Humetewa Reviews 'Guilty People'

Law360 (February 10, 2020, 6:11 PM EST) -- This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge Diane Humetewa

In "Guilty People," Abbe Smith brings the reader into our nation’s courts and prison systems in an attempt to show that the people in those systems are no less ordinary than those living outside of them.

One by one, Smith vividly recounts the individual lives and circumstances of some of her most notable clients. Most are notable for their seemingly ordinary lives that are forever changed once they enter the criminal court system. Others are notable because their personal circumstances appear to set them...

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