Wednesday April 1, 2020

Out of the depths ...

Another man who should never have been convicted has stepped free from the British prison system. What lessons does the case of Sean Hodgson hold for us in Ireland?

21st March, 2009

Here we go again. Another victim of a miscarriage of justice, a man long forgotten in a British prison stumbles into the light of freedom. Last Wednesday, the scenes outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London were familiar: the astonished innocent victim, the celebrating family, the media, the expressionless police.

The victim, Sean Hodgson, was what Captain Louis Renault in Casablanca would have called one of the usual suspects. Hodgson had all the characteristics...

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