Jamie Nelson went to prison for more than three years after an acquaintance accused him of brutally assaulting and then sexually assaulting her. Her accusations also resulted in similar charges for a number of other people in separate cases. Nelson was acquitted in 2001. In this episode of Wronged, we explore the difficulties of proving one’s innocence against accusations in the justice system.
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About Innocence Canada
Innocence Canada, formerly known as the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC), is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who have been wrongly convicted.
It was co-founded in 1993 by Win Wahrer, a woman who took interest in the Guy Paul Morin case and helped with his exoneration. The other co-founders were Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was exonerated for a triple murder case in New Jersey, and lawyer James Lockyer. Carter went on to launch the organization Innocence International. There are also many Canadian university law schools that take on cases. Since its inception, Innocence Canada has helped exonerate 21 people and are currently reviewing 86 cases.