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T. Boevy Barrett





3 years

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Gold Coast

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"T. Boevy Barrett was wrongly convicted in Jamaica's Gold Coast in 1921 and sentenced to three years in prison. In August 1929 he was granted a Free Pardon and in September 1929 Britain's Colonial Office paid him £2,000 as the first instalment of compensation. Prior to Barrett's Free Pardon England's Privy Council had declined to overturn his conviction."

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In August 1929 Barrett was granted a Free Pardon based on his wrongful conviction.

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"Vindicated Briton's Home-Coming After Free Pardon, The Daily Gleaner (Kingstown, Jamaica), December 31, 1930, p. 21"

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