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Inside Justice Annual Report 2019-2020 Published

Inside Justice Annual Report 2019-2020 Published(Posted on 20/10/20)

Inside Justice is proud to publish its latest Annual Report which captures our achievements and activities over the last 12 months.  It's been another busy year with more than 400 applications received and 1,500 hours of free expert and legal advice provided by our team and colleagues on casework.  As ever, our mission is to empower individuals convicted of a crime they say they did not commit, by working closely with statutory and... Read more...


Public Inquiry considered for Birmingham pub bombings

Public Inquiry considered for Birmingham pub bombings(Posted on 19/10/20)

The home secretary Priti Patel MP is to consider the case for a public inquiry into the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings. The blasts at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs on the night of 21 November killed 21 people and injured 220. Their families along with a campaign group, Justice for the 21, have long called for a public inquiry into what happened. Priti Patel said she "recognised the desire to see those responsible... Read more...


Woman wrongly convicted in son's death will be compensated

Woman wrongly convicted in son's death will be compensated(Posted on 18/10/20)

An innocent woman who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted following a mobile home fire that killed her 3-year-old son will be compensated by the state of Indiana. Kristine Bunch, who was convicted of murder and arson in 1996, was found by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s Board of Trustees to be eligible for compensation through the state’s exoneration fund. Jackson County Judge AmyMarie Travis, one of the board... Read more...


'Human error' leads to mistakes on Police National Computer

'Human error' leads to mistakes on Police National Computer(Posted on 05/10/20)

Questions have been raised over the accuracy of convictions stored on the Police National Computer (PNC) after the courts service apologised after two offences were incorrectly recorded against a defendant. The female defendant had a guilty plea entered on the PNC for an offence related to a violent crime she denied when in fact, she hadn't been to court yet. She therefore gained a criminal conviction which subsequently took her lawyers three months... Read more...


Sub-postmasters prosecuted for offences in Scotland are asked if they want their case re-examined

Sub-postmasters prosecuted for offences in Scotland are asked if they want their case re-examined(Posted on 30/09/20)

It has been described as one of the biggest miscarriages of justice cases in Britain and it looks like the Post Office scandal will now be investigated in Scotland. More than 70 sub-postmasters with fraud and theft convictions in Scotland have been encouraged to contact the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) if they believe they have suffered a miscarriage of justice. It comes after almost 50 postmasters in the rest of the UK had... Read more...


Legal mistake leads to 15 offenders having convictions rescinded

Legal mistake leads to 15 offenders having convictions rescinded(Posted on 24/09/20)

Fifteen people convicted of sex offence cases in Northern Ireland have had their sentences rescinded after a legal blunder made by officials. The convictions will be ruled invalid after it was discovered that a mistake was made in legislation introduced in 2009 as part of reforms of the criminal law relating to sexual offences. There were 17 victims in total with 11 of them children at the time of when the offence was committed.  Three offences... Read more...





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