The Case of Sally Challen

The Case of Sally Challen

Directed by Rowan Deacon, Lizzie Kempton

Jailed for life in 2011 for killing her husband, Sally Challen was convicted on the unanimous decision of the jury. The result provoked little surprise among her friends and family, yet evidence later revealed that Challen was the victim of coercive control from her husband, who would manage her social life and spending. With fewer than 10% of appeals ever quashing a conviction, this documentary is a compelling case for the need for greater nuance in the law and its reporting.

Jailed for life in 2011 for killing her husband, Sally Challen was convicted on the unanimous decision of the jury. The result provoked little surprise among her friends and family, yet evidence later revealed that Challen was the victim of coercive control from her husband, who would manage her social life and spending. With fewer than 10% of appeals ever quashing a conviction, this documentary is a compelling case for the need for greater nuance in the law and its reporting.

Cast: Gwen Adshead, Jan Berry, Caroline Carberry

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Sunnee
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20 days ago

gave me goosebumps very powerful and emotional

Mtron88
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4 months ago

Being a huge fan of documentaries I thought this was pretty well done but could have been better with a little more background on Richard. I thought the outcome was fair given the history of mental abuse. How much can a person take before they aren’t Completely responsible for their actions? Spoiler Alwry!! The fact that she did serve some jail time but yes got out early seemed fair to me.

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4 months ago

This was well put together and a story that needs to be told. This mental s the under belly

MHGamerBabe
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5 months ago

Very good.

wlbgirl
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5 months ago