Case in-class presentation about 1 criminal case and 1 political case in the toronto star.

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Thatcher's bid for a chance to seek early parole

By Globe and Mail, October 9th.

This report is about an article " Jury accepts Thatcher's bid for chance to

seek early parole" and was accessed on the 9th of October and written

on the same date. The Author is Canadian Press and the

publisher "Globe and Mail". This article belongs to the Criminal

category which deals with paroles and the Sentence of Life


Mr. Thatcher was convicted to Life Imprisonment in

1984 for the murder of his wife Joann Wilson which occurred in

1983.He is the son of the former premier of Saskatchewan Ross

Thatcher. He was supposed to be not allowed to apply for parole

before 25 years of his sentence were served, but since his situation

changed from the time he was convicted and he seems to have

turned into a better citizen while he was in jail, the Parole Board

allowed a jury hearing to take place and decide whether or not Mr.

Thatcher had a chance to get an early parole. He would have been eligible for a parole

hearing in May 2009. He took several courses, for example the "resume-building" course,

in jail to get his record clean and make a good impression. He also discovered his

interest in religion, testified his pastor. Although he still denies having

committed the crime he was granted an early parole hearing by the jury assigned to this


Mr. Thatcher used the faint-hope clause to get the jury to listen to

his case because the judge that gave out his sentence in 1984 used

the S. 745.6 ( ineligibility for parole ) to "by order, substitute for

ten years a number of years of imprisonment (being more than ten

but not more than twenty-five) without eligibility...