Mean Justice

A TOWN's Terror, A PRosecutor's Power, A Betrayal of Innocence

Set in the toughest town on crime in America, Mean Justice is the bestselling story of the unintended casualty in the war on crime: innocence.

A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 1999, Mean Justice chronicles the story of a retired high school principal convicted of murdering his wife, despite grave questions about the evidence against him and the conduct of authorities, and numerous revelations of police and prosecutorial misconduct in numerous other cases. Published by Simon & Schuster. 

Los Angeles Times: “This is the same seamless, honest and also lyrical writing that earned Humes a Pulitzer Prize.”

San Francisco Chronicle: “Mean Justice is an extraordinary nonfiction work… The reader is simple swept along.”

Chicago Tribune: “So thorough… So compelling… An important book.”