I’m very excited to announce that my book, Innocence on Trial: The Framing of Ivan Henry, published by Heritage House, has been released.
This book is about the trial and conviction of an innocent man. Ivan Henry was wrongfully convicted of of 10 sex crimes in 1983, and spent 27 years in prison as a dangerous offender. Throughout that time, he has fought relentlessly to prove his innocence.
I first learned of Ivan Henry when he appeared on TV the day he was acquitted by the BC Court of Appeal, in October 2010. For the past 3 1/2 years, I have taken up his cause to prove his innocence.
This book makes the case for Ivan’s innocence, which is the duty of society to protect. In understanding how Ivan’s case went so wrong, we can ensure that miscarriages of this kind do not reoccur. The book further makes the case that the Crown “maliciously prosecuted” Henry—not just that it treated him negligently or indifferently, but that it went after him with ill-intent—namely, maliciously.
If you’re interested in learning more about Ivan’s case, I commend to you these articles:
- Ivan Henry and the Lineup Photo (The Verdict)
- Wronged (The United Church Observer)
- Vancouver’s Ivan Henry Finally Released (Vancouver Magazine)
- Ivan Henry: Self-Represented Accused and the Trial Judge’s Duty to Assist (The Advocate)