#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Herman Atkins

    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....

What is Parole?

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 Ticket of Leave Act (1899), as it authorized the Governor General to provide leave to a prisoner of the...

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Dennis Maher

    Dennis Maher was wrongfully convicted for rape and assault in 1984 and was incarcerated for 19 years before he was exonerated.   On November 16, 1983, a 28-year-old woman was attacked as she was walking home from work in Lowell, Massachusetts. An unknown man...

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Habib Wahir Abdal

Habib Wahir Abdal, then known as Vincent Jenkins, was wrongfully convicted for rape in 1983 and was incarcerated for 16 years before he was exonerated. On May 18, 1982, Leslie A. Werner was raped and robbed in a nature preserve in Buffalo, New York while bird watching...
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