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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Herman Atkins

  Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit.   In 1988, Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of robbery, rape, forcible oral copulation, and for using a handgun in the commission of these crimes. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison, and served 12 years of that sentence before he was exonerated.   On January 25, 1986, Atkins was at an auto shop paying his mechanic when a robber approached, snatched his money, and ran on foot. According to Atkins, the mechanic pulled out a gun, which Atkins grabbed before pursuing the robber. He fired the weapon in the air during the pursuit to scare the robber. As Atkins approached a corner, he spotted a police car and heard a number of gunshots. He decided to retreat and ditch the weapon out of fright. Police told a different version of events.…

22 Feb 2017

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…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Dennis Maher

15 Feb 2017

  Dennis Maher spent 19 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.   Dennis Maher was wrongfully convicted for rape and assault in…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Habib Wahir...

8 Feb 2017

Habib Wahir Abdal was finally exonerated by new forensic evidence after being wrongfully convicted Habib Wahir Abdal, then known as Vincent Jenkins, was wrongfully convicted for…