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From death row to freedom and love

 Ireland's Big Issue 22 September 2019

Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs each spent more than 15 years on death row but in Ireland and the USA, respectively. Jacobs was accused along with her partner - found innocent after execution - of murdering two policemen. Pringle was also accused of murdering two police officers, during a robbery, and his past political links made him a convenient fall guy. However, both were victims of miscarriages of justice, and - once exonerated - they met through their activism against the death penalty and fell in love and married. Samantha Bailie of Ireland’s Big Issue speaks to the couple about how death row brought them together. (1813 Words) - By Samantha Bailie

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Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs each spent more than 15 years on death row but in Ireland and the USA, respectively.Photo: Courtesy of Ireland's Big Issue

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Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs each spent more than 15 years on death row but in Ireland and the USA, respectively.Photo: Courtesy of Ireland's Big Issue

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Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs each spent more than 15 years on death row but in Ireland and the USA, respectively.Photo: Courtesy of Ireland's Big Issue

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Peter Pringle and Sunny Jacobs each spent more than 15 years on death row but in Ireland and the USA, respectively.Photo: Courtesy of Ireland's Big Issue


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