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Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

Jennifer Thompson

Ronald Cotton

Ronald Cotton

Erin Torneo

Erin Torneo

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Jennifer Thompson lives in North Carolina with her husband. She speaks frequently to various audiences including college campuses, law schools, judicial conferences, and state legislatures about sexual violence, judicial reform, racial bias, and eyewitness identification. She was a member of the North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission, the advisory committee for Active Voices, and the Constitution Project. Her op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Durham-Herald Sun, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Click here for more biographical information.

Ronald Cotton lives with his wife and daughter in North Carolina. He has spoken at various universities including Washington and Lee University, Universitiy of Connecticut, Georgetown Law School, UNC Law School, and the Community March for Justice for Troy Anthony Davis in Savannah, GA. With Jennifer, he speaks to various audiences about eyewitness identification, racial justice, and forgiveness.

Erin Torneo lives with her husband and twin sons in Dublin. She was a 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Nonfiction Fellow. In 2010, she received the American Society of Journalists and Authors' Arlene Writing Award for her work on Picking Cotton.

Ronald, Jennifer, and Erin received the 2008 Soros Justice Media Fellowship for this book.

Write to the authors: info@pickingcottonbook.com.

Photos by Scott Witter.