Gerry Conlon spent fifteen years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He was one of the so-called Guildford Four, jailed in 1975 for an IRA pub bombing which killed five people and injured more than sixty. Other members of his family were also wrongfully imprisoned for terrorist offences, including his father - who was to die in prison. In 2005 the then British prime minister Tony Blair apologised to Gerry Conlon and the others in his case and he was awarded compensation. But on The Interview he tells Carrie Gracie that he still can’t move on and his life has been ruined.
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Tim Franks looks at the case of two prison inmates who have been held in solitary confinement in Louisiana for 40 years - believed to be the longest period of time in US history.
Vincent Graham operated a drug ring in England before police arrested him a couple of years ago. Upon his arrest, police also seized some of Graham’s personal belongings: Jet skis, motorcycles, a Lamborghini and other luxury cars. Those are items that Graham will no longer need now that he’s in prison.