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Eric McGraw, campaigner on penal reform who founded the prisoners’ newspaper Inside Time – obituary

Eric McGraw, campaigner on penal reform who founded the prisoners’ newspaper Inside Time – obituary(Posted on 04/05/21)

You may have seen the tremendously sad news that our dear friend Eric McGraw has recently died. It was Eric’s idea to establish a charity to help prisoners who claim to be innocent and he was a tireless champion for the difficult work we do. Inside Justice simply would not be here without him.  Whilst visiting his widow Svetlana, I noticed a board of photographs of him with various famous faces. It encapsulated two wonderful qualities... Read more...


Event: Evidence Retention and Post-Conviction Disclosure

Event: Evidence Retention and Post-Conviction Disclosure (Posted on 29/04/21)

Presentation by Louise Shorter, Founder and Investigator at Inside Justice.  Title: Evidence Retention and Post-Conviction Disclosure Date: Thursday 6th May, 6pm (BST) Organised by the University of Cardiff's Miscarriage of Justice Awareness Society along with the University of Manchester  Abstract:  Imagine spending years in prison for a murder you did not commit. Finally, someone has taken on your case and is about... Read more...


Convicted Post Office Workers Clear Their Names

Convicted Post Office Workers Clear Their Names(Posted on 23/04/21)

Judges have quashed the convictions of 39 former postmasters after the UK's most widespread miscarriage of justice. They were convicted of stealing money, with some imprisoned, after the Post Office installed the Horizon computer system in branches. The Criminal Cases Review Commission, which investigates potential miscarriages of justice, is reviewing another 22 cases.  The commission and the Post Office are asking anyone else... Read more...


We pay tribute to Eric McGraw - Inside Justice Advisory Panel member and campaigner

We pay tribute to Eric McGraw - Inside Justice Advisory Panel member and campaigner(Posted on 21/04/21)

We are saddened to announce the death of our friend Eric McGraw who was a member of the Inside Justice Advisory Panel and long-time supporter of the charity.  Our Founder, Louise Shorter paid this tribute to Eric who was also a former editor of Inside Time newspaper.  "Eric was a sparkling champion of a man who did so much for others. It was his idea to set up a charity to help prisoners claiming innocence and with quiet persistence... Read more...


Lockerbie bombing: Judges reject Lockerbie Megrahi family’s bid to appeal to UK’s highest court

(Posted on 07/04/21)

Judges have refused the Lockerbie bomber’s family permission to take an appeal against his conviction to the UK’s highest court. The bombing of Pan Am flight 103, travelling from London to New York on December 21 1988, killed 270 people in Britain’s largest terrorist atrocity. Former Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was found guilty in 2001 of mass murder and jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years – the... Read more...


Video: Accessing Justice for Wrongful Convictions

Video: Accessing Justice for Wrongful Convictions(Posted on 01/04/21)

On 2nd March Inside Justice took part in Justice Week 2021 which is organised by the Bar Council and Law Society.  Louise Shorter, Damian Allain and Tracy Alexander gave a presentation on 'Accessing Justice for Wrongful Convictions' and took the audience through the work required in a real-life investigation to identify a killer, and have the murder conviction of an innocent man quashed. You can watch the presentation again by clicking on... Read more...





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