The UK’s miscarriages of justice watchdog failed to protect Malkinson, who remained in jail for 17 years for a crime he didn’t commit
Jon Robins explores the case of Clive Freeman, who was jailed in 1989 for murder but has always protested his innocence and is now mounting a fourth attempt for his guilty verdict to be reconsidered.
The overturning of the convictions of the ‘Oval Four’ by the Court of Appeal shows our under-funded and chaotic criminal justice system working. Unfortunately this is an exception not the rule
Jon Robins on the case of Oliver Campbell and what it reveals about our creaking criminal justice system.
Jon Robins on what the imprisonment of the fantasist known as ‘Nick’ shows about how false allegations can ruin lives.
Jon Robins explores the state of the Criminal Cases Review Commission and the dwindling number of potential miscarriages of justice being referred to the Court of Appeal.
The injustice of how our justice system deals with its own errors was a key theme at the launch of Proof magazine this week.
Jon Robins spends a day at a court in east London where a number of tenants about to be evicted – who should be provided with legal aid – are relying on a duty lawyer.
Jon Robins on why the failure of key evidence to be disclosed in criminal trials in recent years has long been an issue leading to miscarriages of justice.
Chris Grayling’s 2013 cuts slashed the legal aid budget by a third – £751 million. Jon Robins examines the toll this is taking on people’s everyday lives.
Jon Robins sets out how the erosion of ‘access to justice’ for huge swathes of social welfare law is having a very real impact on poverty in the UK
Jon Robins explores why Tony Stock has spent more than 40 years fighting to clear his name for an armed robbery a supergrass admits he had nothing to do with.
Omar Benguit is still trying to prove his innocence for the murder of a student he is adamant he had nothing to do with. Omar Benguit has spent almost 17 years in prison for the senseless killing of a Korean student in Bournemouth as she walked back from a nightclub in the early hours of…
The Criminal Cases Review Commission provides no effective safety net for victims of a miscarriage of justice – Eddie Gilfoyle is a striking example.
PC Danny Major spent four months in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Faced with an unhelpful and inactive miscarriages of justice watchdog, he is still fighting to clear his name.
Two parents took their sick child to hospital. Within hours they were being questioned by police. Two days later, they were in court. Why?
The Supreme Court’s ruling that victims of miscarriages of justice can only claim compensation if they can prove their innocence ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ is a blow to the idea of justice, according to campaigners.