Viewing John Isch: Book Review of "And Justice For None" by Evelyn Fesenmaier with Greta Bishop (2009)
In 1921, two brothers, both Black, were convicted of felonies in Redwood County. Both served long sentences in Stillwater Prison. In 2002, a novel about their cases was published. It was written primarily by Evelyn Fesenmaier Wallace whose father closely observed the criminal trials decades earlier and who, near the end of his life, urged her to write a book exposing the truth about them. "And Justice For None" is a daughter's novel dramatizing her father's recollections of what he believed was a miscarriage of justice.