A German citizen Jens Soering is a prize-winning author, welknown for his nine books articles published during his time in prison, of which The Convict Christ was awarded first prize by the Catholic Press Association of North America in the category, "Social Concerns in 2007, in addition to The Way of the Prisoner and The Church of the Second Chance. He has been unjustly imprisoned for a murder since 1986.
Jens Soering was born to a German diplomat in Thailand. He came to United States with his parents at the age of eleven and attended University of Virginia at 18. Afterward, he was arrested in England the following year with a check fraud scheme and claimed to be guilty of the murder, Elizabeth Haysom's parents were victims.
He was linked to a relationship with a fellow student named Elizabeth Haysom, who was sentenced to 90 years imprisonment for murder.