Miscarriage of Justice

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Contrary to popular belief, wrongful convictions are not occasional, one off occurrences that come about because of terrible mistakes, or the odd corrupt police officer. People are locked up day in and day out for crimes they did not commit, or crimes that never happened. Witnesses lie in court, defence teams fail to adequately defend their clients, judges “interpret” the law selectively to allow dubious evidence to be presented – the list of causes is very long indeed.

If you find that hard to believe, it’s not surprising – the system operates in such a way that the majority of people have no idea how often innocent people are convicted, and actively encourages the public in general to believe that only the truly guilty are convicted.

For many people, the first inkling they have that something is wrong is when they, or someone they love, are found guilty of a crime they didn’t commit. The fight these people face to have wrongful convictions overturned is enormous, and becoming more difficult every week with new legislation being introduced, and appeal judges returning ever more bizarre interpretations of the law.

This website has been set up to get more information about the abuses of our Criminal Justice System into the public domain.

Those who have been wrongfully convicted, and their families and friends, are completely overwhelmed by the injustice inflicted upon them, by their complete lack of knowledge and understanding of what has happened to them, and what to do about it. After all, if you have never had any dealings with the Criminal Justice System before, the chances are your “knowledge and understanding” of that system will be based on what you have picked up from the media, or from TV programmes like The Bill or CSI. Realising that what you thought the system did, and what it actually does, are completely different, is often one of the most profound and shocking discoveries made by people involved in a case of wrongful conviction, and by then, it is most often too late.

There are several excellent websites campaigning against the many factors of wrongful conviction. The links provided on this site are not exhaustive, and we will happily include links to any organisations not currently listed.

Similarly, the cases listed here are only a few of many – again, we will publicise new cases of those who contact us. It is our aim to provide a comprehensive base from which we can get as much information into the public domain as possible.

Finally, we welcome any articles, links and comments on the subject of wrongful conviction, and its associated factors. The Miscarriages of Justice Website aims to provide support and information to anyone involved in any way with wrongful convictions. Please feel free to contact us.

Sandra Lean