Catalogue Number: CTV810
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Documentary, Guidance, Health, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2019
Running Time: 20:00
Glen Assoun was convicted and sent to prison for a crime he has maintained for over two decades he didn’t commit. His former girlfriend, Brenda Way, was murdered on November 12, 1995.
Assoun spent nearly 17 years behind bars, where he faced extremely harsh conditions and daily abuse. While locked up, he professed his innocence every single day by wearing a hat that read “wrongly convicted 1998.” His case represents one of the most disturbing examples of wrongful convictions in Canadian history.
Glen Assoun is now working to reintegrate into society, catch up on missed moments with his children and has met some of his grandkids for the first time. He proudly wears a new hat that reads, “Exonerated March 1, 2019.”
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