Pardons by numbers

The “Turing Law”, or to give it its correct name the Police and Crime Act 2017, which grants automatic pardons to gay men who were convicted of obsolete sexual crimes under the old Sexual Offences Acts and who have since died, and allows living convictees to apply for a pardon, has received the Royal Assent.

Gay Activist understands that pardons have been automatically granted to 59,000 men who have died.

16,000 men who are still alive will be asked to fill out a form to have the conviction removed from criminal records.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2013875/alan-turing-world-war-2-turings-law-gay-men-ardoned/

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