News and Views

  • National Association of Probation Officers Annual Conference.  This was held in Cardiff, 11-12 October.  PPMI was pleased to be able to share a stall with JENGbA and FASO.  It was well placed, next to the meeting hall.  There were reps. from a wide background on other stalls, including the Longford Trust, who knew about PPMI and our work.  Several delegates took our publicity material and in conversation acknowledged that some clients maintained innocence and recognised the problems this can cause.  They also recognised the hard time those maintaining innocence can have coming through the system and moving on. 
  • PPMI AGM.  We held our AGM on Tuesday 17 September.  There was a good attendance and a lively discussion.  The annual report is available, please click on the Reports tab.
  • Evidence from appeals solicitors to the Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice (an All Party Parliamentary Group).   For a transcript of their evidence please go to the APPG Miscarriages of Justice website and look for Fourth Evidence Session – Solicitors.  9 September 2019.  This is very interesting (if depressing) reading.  Website: https://appgmiscarriagesofjustice.wordpress.com
  • Inside Time, June 2019.  There is a PPMI article on p.42 of the prisoners’ newspaper: “Prisoners maintaining innocence blocked by poor risk assessments”. It is available on the Inside Time website.