“I have nothing to live for but I need my grandchildren to know I denied these lies” RB. HMP Frankland. (November 2018)
Miscarriages of justice happen. Even in the best legal systems. Most people believe that there are systems in place to put things right. The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) was set up following the notorious cases of the Guilford 4 and the Birmingham 6 to do just that.
But it doesn’t work like that in reality. The CCRC is often unable to help victims of wrongful conviction. The prisoner has been found guilty by a court and therefore remains guilty in the eyes of the public as well as the Criminal Justice System; and it does not stop there…The Problem
To challenge the policy and practice in the current system through which prisoners who maintain their innocence are reviewed and progressed.Objectives
- Annual Lecture: we are very pleased that Dean Kingham will be speaking at this event. He was the solicitor instructed by Mr. Warboys for the Judicial Review and challenged the Justice Minister for interfering with the Parole Board. There will also be a panel discussion, including a forensic psychologist and ex-prisoners. Please see Future Events for details.
- Inside Time article published: an article summarising the results of 200 replies to our questionnaire has been published in Inside Time. You can find it on their website, August edition, p.22.