Smith County Justice

“The archive contains an electronic (pdf) edition of the suppressed book “Smith County Justice” by investigative journalist David Ellsworth (1985) and released by Wikileaks. The book, which exposes corruption in the criminal legal system of Smith County, Texas, USA, was withdrawn by the publisher and removed from all bookstores shortly after publication due to pressure from the authorities exposed in the book. Since then, there has been a concerted effort to suppress the work, resulting in used editions of the book becoming rare and expensive (currently $500 on It is hoped that the availability of this electronic edition will make that suppression more difficult.” Released 2008

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