Under Advisement

Under Advisement

About the Book

This is a complicated journey through an indivual's path and some of the characters he meets along the way. Due to the regions and situations depicted, several languages are in use. English, quite natuarally, is the predominate one, but French, Russian, and Vietnamese are common, but German, Arabic, and Spanish will come into play. Most of the conversations are not translated, but can be easily done so using Google or Bing translation tools on your computer or cellphone.

Please not that this is an actively evolving work and additions occur whenever an opportunity presents itself. I anticipate it being completed this summer.

We might choose to call this fiction because I am the only surviving character. Upon completion, a myriad of disparate characters will be explained and utilized in an odd array of human interactions. There are no heroes; only varing levels of villians, victims and antagonists.

About the Author

Gary Hallford
Gary Hallford

Gary William Hallford will complete a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2020, as well as a B.A. in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University. Primary focus has been on creative nonfiction, but an interest and talent as a playwright has emerged of late.

He has been published in assorted strange publications including Cry Justice Now! #35 (Banned by Missouri Department of Corrections as a "Security Threat"), and a Communist newspaper in Delhi, India (published in Hindi), with his essay appearing in English. Two chapters of an as yet not completed book called "Under Advisement" have been published in Sutro Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, as part of the San Francisco State University English department. A wide range of poems have been displayed at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, and assorted other venues.

This "About You" portion will evolve as more publications and works become relevant.

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The Innocence Project provides pro-bono post conviction legal assistance to individuals who are seeking to prove their innocence with DNA testing and works to enact the reforms needed to prevent wrongful conviction and incarceration.

The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date, more than 335 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 20 who served time on death row. The Innocence Project’s full-time staff attorneys and Cardozo clinic students provide direct representation or critical assistance in most of these cases. The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project’s mission is nothing less than to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

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