Based on the true story of James McCloskey, founder of Centurion Ministries, The Guardians is thinly disguised as fiction. The Guardians proves that the oft-unraveled canvas of World War I still has fresh stories to tell -- and adds another gorgeously filmed entry to Xavier Beauvois' filmography. I still believe he was innocent. To date, 63 men and women owe their freedom to Centurion Ministries, a shocking number when you realize all these people were innocent and could so easily have ended their days on death row, labeled guilty. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. Duke Russell just got a stay, so I’m sorry to inform you that the case is still alive. Cullan is still haunted by at least one innocent man executed by the system, and vows to do all in his power never to let it happen again: “I’ve watched one of my clients die. The Ministries is made up of a tiny group of understaffed and underfunded attorneys and investigators seeking justice for those who the legal system has failed, hoping to exonerate prisoners wrongfully accused and convicted, most of whom are on death row or serving life sentences. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Mantel Pieces by Hilary Mantel review – witty and ferocious. I was crying too hard to compare them, Mantel Pieces by Hilary Mantel review – witty and ferocious, Tom Gauld on learning to channel your inner critic – cartoon, The best recent science fiction and fantasy – review roundup, Olivette Otele: 'Discussions of cancel culture are very middle class.

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Although totally innocent, Duke’s been fast-tracked for lethal injection, having been on The Row for only nine years. Violence had never been part of his modus operandi.

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