Turing family presents petition for pardoning others after "Imitation Game" win

February 23, 2015 8:53 PM

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Turing family presents petition for pardoning others after "Imitation Game" win

In his acceptance speech for best adapted screenplay at Sunday's Oscars, "The Imitation Game" screenwriter Graham Moore dedicated his win to "that kid out there who feels like she doesn't fit in anywhere."

The film's subject, famed WWII codebreaker Alan Turing, was convicted under the United Kingdom's anti-sodomy laws in 1952, underwent hormonal treatment to avoid prison and died in an apparent suicide two years later.

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