Books by Mara Leveritt
Surviving The Sentence
By Mara Leveritt
As one of the three boys convicted in the West Memphis Three case, Jason Baldwin was sixteen when he heard himself sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Dark Spell is the account of what it was like to be taken in handcuffs and shackles into Arkansas’s adult prison system, where inmates and guards alike saw him as a Satanic child-killer.
Jason survived, day by day and year by year, in one of the harshest environments on American soil. This would be a hard story to bear, save that it is brightened and transformed by Jason’s insight and upbeat persona. Dark Spell illuminates the many ways America’s justice system, once having gone wrong, can fight to sustain that wrong.