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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, symbol for those who were wrongly convicted, dies

The struggle continues to free those who have been wrongly convicted on criminal charges

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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter – a well-known boxer who was wrongly convicted on a triple murder charge and only won his release after spending 19 years in prison – has died in Toronto at the age of 76.

After his release from prison, Carter became the first executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, serving in the post between 1993 and 2004. He became highly respected as an activist for the wrongly convicted, and his work personally impacted many attorneys.

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