Crisis centre hosts special film screening to raise cash

| 11/09/2014

(CNS): The multi award-winning documentary film, Crime after Crime, will be screened at the Harquail Theatre this evening (Thursday) as part of a fundraiser for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. There will also be a presentation by Joshua Safran, a lawyer featured in the film, who will talk about his struggle to free Deborah Peagler, a victim of domestic abuse and subsequent bureaucratic injustices who was sentenced to 25 years for the murder of her boyfriend. Tickets for the presentation, the movie and refreshments cost $65. Peagler, who was brutally abused by her boyfriend, was languishing in prison when a California law allowing incarcerated domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases was passed. 

Two rookie attorneys, convinced that they could free Deborah in a matter of months, encountered corruption and politically driven resistance, which sent them down a nightmarish, bureaucratic rabbit hole of injustice.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This sounds like a good thing but I do not have $65 to spare. If this were say $10 it would be more affordable and of course the volume of ppl will likely out weigh the cheaper price. Ppl don't think nowadays.