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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is remembered for work with wrongly convicted

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is being remembered for his work fighting for the wrongfully convicted.

The former American boxer who took up the cause after spending almost 20 years in a U.S. prison for a triple murder he didn't commit died at his home in Toronto yesterday. He was 76.

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Premier Kathleen Wynne tweeted that Carter's “life and struggle enriched us all.”

Carter moved to Canada after his 1985 release and became involved with the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted. Group lawyer James Lockyer remembers Carter asking him how to raise one of its cases with then-U.S. president Bill Clinton ahead of a White House screening of his 1999 biographical movie.   Carter had been battling prostate cancer. (The Canadian Press)

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