John Artis and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter wrongfully convicted, now standing for Innocence Canada

By September 4, 2018 John Artis

John Artis was sitting beside Rubin “Hurricane” Carter when they were wrongfully arrested, accused, and convicted of murder in New Jersey as Rubin was about to be a world champion professional boxer. Now ambassador spokesman for Innocence Canada (, John tells his story and makes the case for making it easier for the wrongfully convicted to appeal their fate.

Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted or AIDWYC) is a Canadian, non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, advocating for, and exonerating individuals convicted of a crime that they did not commit and to preventing such injustices in the future through legal education and justice system reform.


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