David Milgaard was a teenager when he was wrongly convicted of raping and killing nurse aid Gail Miller in Saskatoon in 1969. Under intense police pressure, his friends actually helped convict him. However, his mother’s unwavering support and private investigation over two decades eventually led to his release. In this episode of Wronged, we explore the role of the police and prosecution in this miscarriage of justice.
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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.