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Inside Justice welcomes four new Trustees

Inside Justice welcomes four new Trustees (Posted on 28/04/22)

Inside Justice, the charity which investigates miscarriages of justice, has recruited four new Trustees.  Jo Millington, a long-time Inside Justice Advisory Panel member, providing expertise on bloodstain pattern analysis joins the team along with Jessica Ritchie, a criminology lecturer at the University of Leicester who has previously volunteered with the charity. While Tim Harrison, an eDiscovery expert and Kristiina Reed, a qualified... Read more...

Wrongly Convicted Man Served Three Decades in Prison

Wrongly Convicted Man Served Three Decades in Prison(Posted on 21/04/22)

A San Francisco man has been released from prison this week after serving 32 years for a crime he did not commit.  Joaquin Ciria was convicted of murdering a friend, Felix Bastarrica, in 1990 and that conviction was overturned on Monday by a San Francisco Superior Court judge. The Northern California Innocence Project put the case in front of District Attorney Chesa Boudin's Innocence Commission 18 months ago after they found new evidence... Read more...

New Study into Young People and the CCRC

New Study into Young People and the CCRC(Posted on 07/04/22)

As first reported in The Justice Gap this week, a new study at Northumbria University is focussing upon young people’s knowledge about the appeal process and the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). The study will involve getting the views of young people (under 18s) and also those of stakeholders, parents/guardians, and legal professionals working with young people. Researchers aim to fill the knowledge gap around young... Read more...

Judge rules journalist can protect investigation sources

Judge rules journalist can protect investigation sources(Posted on 24/03/22)

A judge at the Old Bailey has ruled that journalist Chris Mullin will not have to disclose his sources dating back to his investigation in 1985 and 1986, into the Birmingham pub bombings, after a legal bid from West Midlands Police. Police lawyers maintained Mr Mullin's notes could solve the case, saying they contained the name of the bomb planter. The former MP said he was "grateful" for the judge's decision. "The right of a... Read more...

Inside Justice returns to CrimeCon UK

Inside Justice returns to CrimeCon UK(Posted on 10/03/22)

We are looking forward to returning to CrimeCon UK this year in London which is part of the world's largest true crime event shows.  Inside Justice took part in last year's inaugural London show and are thrilled to have been invited back in June.    Our founder Louise Shorter will be joined by our Advisory Panel member and trustee Tracy Alexander (Director of Forensic Services for the City of London Police) and Louisa Wigginton... Read more...

MPs concerned over Post Office miscarriage of justice compensation

MPs concerned over Post Office miscarriage of justice compensation(Posted on 17/02/22)

MPs from the UK parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee have expressed concerns over the time that has been taken to make settlements to former Post Office postmasters and postmistresses who were wrongfully convicted as a result of errors in the Horizon computer accounting system. They have warned that compensation needs to be concluded urgently, as many of the former Post Office workers affected by the long-running... Read more...

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