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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Timothy Brian...

  Timothy Cole would spend the rest of his life incarcerated after being wrongfully convicted of rape. Timothy Brian Cole was wrongfully convicted of rape and sentenced to 25 years. He would spend 23 years incarcerated before dying  in 1999, while still incarcerated, before having the chance to clear his name.  More than 9 years later DNA evidence from the crime would prove Timothy’s innocence. The allegations against Timothy arose out of an incident that occurred on March 24, 1985, when Michele Mallin a 24-year-old Texas Tech student was parking her car in a church parking lot across from her dormitory in Texas. She alleged she was approached by a black man, who asked her to help him boost his car. She explained the man gained entry into her car and held her at knifepoint. It was alleged that he then drove her to a vacant…

23 Mar 2017

Is it Illegal to Possess a Firearm in Canada?

21 Mar 2017

You may be charged with a criminal offence if you are found to be in possession of a firearm without a licence. It is illegal to…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays James...

15 Mar 2017

James Richardson was wrongfully convicted of killing 7 children, 5 of whom were his own. In 1968 in Arcadia, Florida,  James Joseph Richardson was wrongly convicted…

Is Drug Paraphernalia a Crime?

14 Mar 2017

Possession of drug paraphernalia in and of itself is not a criminal offence . It is not a criminal offence to possess drug paraphernalia in Canada.…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ron and Linda...

1 Mar 2017

“Our life can never be normal. We’ve lost two years of our lives.”- Ron Sterlings In 1992, a mother in Martensville, Saskatchewan alleged that a local woman (Linda Sterling) who…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Herman Atkins

22 Feb 2017

  Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit.   In 1988, Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of robbery, rape, forcible oral…

What is Parole?

21 Feb 2017

The Canadian legal system holds that every person sentenced as an adult to a term of imprisonment is eligible for parole. The origin of parole in Canada lies in the…