Peter Pringle was wrongfully prosecuted tried and convicted of capital murder and robbery by the non- jury special criminal Court in Ireland in 1980. Peter was sentenced to death and to 15 years imprisonment. In 1981, his death sentence was commuted to 40 years penal servitude without remission. He practiced yoga and meditation while in prison which provided the means with which he was able to maintain his sanity and well-being. As a result, Peter was able to study law and prepare his case under the Irish Constitution. Peter opened his case in the High Court in January 1992 representing himself. In 1994, his case was brought before the court of criminal appeal and his convictions were quashed.