Innocence on Trial
  • Author : Joan McEwen
  • Release Date : 27 September 2014
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Genre : Law
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9781772030037

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Book Description: In early-1980s Vancouver, Ivan Henry was an ex-convict still adjusting to civilian life when he was detained on a break-and-enter charge. A short time later he found himself on trial for ten charges of sexual assault—crimes he vehemently denied committing. Henry spent twenty-seven years in prison before a 2010 DNA test proved his innocence and secured his release. To this day, however, he has not been compensated or publicly exonerated. This is a powerful, heartbreaking, frustrating story of justice miscarried and an innocent man who fell through the cracks.

Innocence on Trial

Innocence on Trial

Author : Joan McEwen
Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
Genre : Law
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In early-1980s Vancouver, Ivan Henry was an ex-convict still adjusting to civilian life when he was detained on a break-and-enter charge. A short time later he found himself on trial for ten charges of sexual assault—crimes he vehemently denied committing. Henry spent twenty-seven years in prison before a 2010 ...

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