Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption

Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption

Shon Hopwood


Law Man is an improbable-but-true memoir of redemption -- the tale of a tender financial institution robber who grew to become the best jailhouse attorney in American historical past, and who replaced not only his personal lifestyles, however the lives of every person round him.
 
Shon Hopwood used to be an exceptional child from an exceptional Nebraskan relations, a small-town basketball big name whose mom and dad had begun an area church. Few who knew him as a pleasant youngster may have imagined that, almost immediately after returning domestic from the military, he’d be adrift with few customers and plotting to rob a bank.  yet rob he did, committing 5 heists sooner than being apprehended.
 
Only twenty 3 and in all probability dealing with twelve years in Illinois’ Pekin Federal felony, Shon feared his existence was once already over. He’d shamed himself and his loving friends and family, and part of him desired to die.  He wasn’t convinced firstly if he’d live on the felony gangs, yet slowly glimmers of desire appeared.  He earned a few admire at the criminal basketball court docket, bought a gentle circulation of letters from homeland good wishers, together with a word from a unique lady whom he’d proposal too appealing to ever pay him realize – and, so much crucially, he secured a role within the legal legislations library.
 
It was once an project that may turn out his salvation.
 
Poring over the library’s thick felony volumes, Shon found that he had a knack for the legislation, and he quickly grew to become the go-to man for inmates looking aid. Then got here a request to put in writing a posh petition to the preferrred court docket – a high-wire act of jailhouse lawyering that had by no means prior to met with success. 
 
By the time Shon walked out of Pekin legal he’d pulled off a chain of criminal miracles, earned the timeless gratitude of various inmates, received the girl of his goals, and outfitted a brand new lifestyles for himself a ways more than whatever he may have imagined.
 
A tale that combines moments of high-adrenaline with others of deep poignancy, Law Man is a robust reminder that even the worst blunders should be redeemed via religion, labor and the affection and help of others.

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