Public Lecture: Derek Twyman – Freedom after a 160-year Sentence

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Event date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 16:00
Name of Organization: 
Schulich School of Law
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Location: 
Room 105, Weldon Law Building, Schulich School of Law, 6061 University Ave., Halifax

In 1989, at age 26, Canadian citizen Derek Twyman was sentenced to 160 years in a U.S. prison for a spate of non-violent burglaries in North Carolina. Join Twyman at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University to hear his story about being released from prison early, in 2017, after serving nearly 30 years – and find out how some Schulich School of Law alumni, faculty, and students helped bring about his release. A short reception will follow Twyman's talk.