Do wrongful convictions happen in Canada? If so, how – and why ? The Canadian Encyclopedia now features a digital exhibit highlighting some of Canada’s most notorious wrongful conviction cases that in their day stunned Canadians across the country.
The digital exhibit explores *6* such cases, including:
– Romeo Phillion, the longest-serving prisoner in Canadian history to have a murder conviction overturned;
– David Milgaard, a fairly recent case – and one of Canada’s most notorious ;
– Thomas Sophonow, who was tried three times for the same crime before being exonerated.
The exhibit covers all aspects of those cases, from evidence to trial.
View it here: http://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/exhibit/the-wronged/
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