Where is Raphael Rowe Now? We discuss the ex-convict who has hosted the popular series Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons.
The true crime genre is littered with tales of false imprisonment. The horror of being found guilty of a crime you did not commit is a frightening but common event, and a little research will throw up plenty of situations where this has happened.
Of course, every case is different, and there will always be a multitude of circumstances involved, meaning that each case needs to be looked at individually to see where the process has gone wrong.
One such case was the events that surrounded Raphael Rowe. Murder and robbery and a twelve-year sentence were the factors involved in this terrifying case and led Raphael to become a voice for human rights, but what was the cost?
This article will answer the question where is Raphael Rowe Now? Some details may be disturbing for some readers.
What happened to Raphael Rowe?
Nowadays, you will probably know Raphael from his hosting duties on the Netflix series Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons, a show that he can genuinely say he knows something about after he was wrongly convicted of robbery and murder and spent twelve years in jail himself.
Raphael was wrongly convicted of the crimes in 1990. The crimes occurred in 1988, and the series of offenses were attributed to what the press called The M25 Three.
He was convicted along with two other men, Michael J. George and Randolph Egbert Johnson. In December of 1998, the horrific gang would drag victim Peter Hurburgh from his car, parked on the M25.
The three would beat, rob, and eventually murder the man; his partner was also beaten and robbed, and this was the start of a violent spree that the gang carried out on the UK motorway.
Raphael, only twenty at the time, was arrested along with Michael and Randolph, falsely accused of the crimes, and jailed for life. In a new audiobook, Raphael explores thirteen other miscarriages of justice.
Where is Raphael Rowe Now?
Raphael was released in 2000 and spent a year traveling the world. When he returned to the UK, he would become a reporter, working for the BBC in radio, then working his way on to The One Show and Sunday Morning Live.
He is also a human rights advocate, too, but is probably most recognized as the host of Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons.
Why did Raphael Rowe get released?
Raphael Rowe would strive for justice while falsely incarcerated. An application to the European Court of Human Rights was made in 1994, highlighting errors and evidence that had been withheld before the trial.
Lawyers in the case were not informed that the key witness for the prosecution, Norman Duncan, was a criminal who had previous convictions and was also known to be an informer for the police.
By February 6th, 2000, the appeal court would recognize that there had indeed been a violation, leading to the case being heard by the appeal court.
In July 2000, Raphael and his co-defendants finally received justice and were released from jail.