Seven Irish people, 4 from the same family (a wife, husband and 2 sons), were wrongfully accused, convicted and sent to prison, for allegedly having in their possession nitroglycerine which, in court, it was claimed had been passed onto the IRA terrorist organisation. Nitroglycerine is used in the fabrication of bombs.
In the early 1990s, these seven people ‘The Maguire Seven’, in the Court of Appeal, were found to have been victims of a serious miscarriage of justice. Their sentences were quashed. But, by then each had served the full term of their wrongful imprisonment of 14 years, 12, 5 or 4 years and each had already been released.