Friday, October 02, 2015

#moreCOOLJUSTICE Foreshaw & Thibault uncensored library discussion 10-1-15; Bob Thiesfield photo gallery; podcast to follow

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at the Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT

  • Background

  • Library website

  • - Bonnie Foreshaw and LuVonney Lamar peruse the second collection of essays by prisoners at the Niantic jail -- "I'll Fly Away" -- which Lamar recorded as an audio book for blind.

    - Librarian Heather Wilder at the video controls as more COOL JUSTICE author Andy Thibault opens the program.

    - Screen shot of Bonnie's first day of freedom 11-15-13 as gathering listens to WCBS 880 news report.

  • Table Setter Via WCBS 880 News

  • - Bonnie takes the stage

    - Bonnie talks about surviving prison life for more than 27 years, the suffering women she left behind, the remorse she feels every day for taking another person's life in an accidental shooting and the benefits of the Wally Lamb writing workshops in gaining self awareness and alleviating depression.

    - more COOL JUSTICE: afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted.

  • more COOL JUSTICE website

  • Friday, September 25, 2015

    via @nhregister Bonnie Foreshaw, author to appear at library in Litchfield

    Andy Thibault, a former contributing editor and columnist for Digital First Media in Connecticut, will join a woman he helped free from prison for a book discussion Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield. The event is free and open to the public; the library asks guests to pre-register under events at its website,

  • Registration form

  • Thibault’s second collection of columns — more COOL JUSTICE ( — leads off with the story of Bonnie Foreshaw, who served more than 27 years on a charge of premeditated murder of a woman she had never met. Foreshaw was granted a clemency hearing and ultimately freed after Digital First Media published a memo [The-Blue-Note] by former public defender Jon Blue – now a Superior Court judge who presided over the Cheshire murder cases. Blue and others argued the proper charge for the accidental shooting should have been manslaughter.


  • The memo was made public in a Cool Justice column published in May 2013 by the New Haven Register, The Register Citizen of Torrington, The Middletown Press and Litchfield County Times. Foreshaw was granted clemency six months later after the state reversed a decision denying her a hearing.

    Foreshaw, a contributor to the acclaimed prison journals “Couldn’t Keep It To Myself” and “I’ll Fly Away,” has begun work on a memoir.

  • Complete Article

  • Hartford Courant Entertainment / Arts & Theater Page Advances #moreCOOLJUSTICE Event at #OliverWolcott Library

  • more COOL JUSTICE website

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015

    Hartford Courant Entertainment / Arts & Theater Page Advances #moreCOOLJUSTICE Event at #OliverWolcott Library

    'More Cool Justice'

    On Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., at Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South St., Litchfield, author and investigator Andy Thibault will read from his essay collection about problems in the criminal justice system, "More Cool Justice" (Icebox, $20). One essay helped free Bonnie Foreshaw, who had been unjustly convicted of premeditated murder. Foreshaw will speak at the event.

    Thibault is also chairman emeritus of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust and was honored in 2014 by the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information with the Stephen Collins Award.

    Information: Registration:

    Text above was the FINAL ITEM posted by Courant Entertainment / Arts & Theater Page on 9-24-15:
  • Complete Article

  • Registration form

  • Table Setter Via WCBS 880 News


  • What is more COOL JUSTICE?

  • Associated Press: Bonnie Foreshaw To Write Book & Help Others Getting Out Of Prison; Ask Bonnie About Her Memoir 10-1

  • Monday, September 07, 2015

    Associated Press: Bonnie Foreshaw To Write Book & Help Others Getting Out Of Prison; Ask Bonnie About Her Memoir 10-1

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    Published September 07, 2015
    Associated Press

    Connecticut woman adjusting to modern society after 27 years in prison on murder conviction

    EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – A Connecticut woman released from prison in 2013 after serving 27 years for murder says life on the outside has its own challenges, including living on a small pension and Social Security ... Her supporters argued she should have been convicted of manslaughter and released years ago ...

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  • Longer version, AP story

  • Background

  • 10-1 event


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  • In The Halls Of Justice, The Only Justice Is In The Halls- signed copy, #moreCOOLJUSTICE