David Milgaard, advocate for the wrongly convicted, shared his story at Durham College

Durham College’s (DC) School of Interdisciplinary Studies & Employment Services welcomed more than 500 students, faculty and staff to a presentation by David Milgaard, advocate for the wrongly convicted, at the college’s Oshawa campus on November 5. His visit is an example of the college’s ongoing efforts to bring speakers to campus related directly to program curriculum.

Milgaard, who was arrested at age 16 and sentenced to life in prison for murder at age 17, discussed his experience with the Canadian justice system, touching on wrongful conviction processes; compensation for the wrongly convicted; the release of the wrongly convicted from prison, and more. He also answered questions from audience members, about his healing process following his release; his dreams for the future at age 16; and what he most looked forward to upon his release from prison, among many others.

For those who were unable to attend in person, a recording of Milgaard’s presentation is available to members of the DC community at www.theglobalclass.org and will be online for two weeks. A username and password are required to view the video and can be accessed by contacting lon.appleby@durhamcollege.ca.