Courts & accountability

Why does the closure of every library inspire massive public protest while plans to close 142 local courts (put forward in 2010) prompted scarcely a whimper? Does it matter how many courts we have and where they are situated? These questions are...

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What to do about trolls?

I avoid social media at all costs – not because I have better things or because of some misplaced feeling of intellectual superiority – but rather because I suspect that I am too thin skinned and technically deficient to enjoy. But recent media...

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A tribute to Dylan

A Tribute to Dylan, written by Julie Price and Dennis Eady. Dylan O’Brien is not a name that is instantly recognised in the miscarriages of justice arena, but his story will undoubtedly touch us all.  Dylan was at the core of the life of someone...

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Emotional shutdown

My name is Frankie Owens I was prisoner A1443CA and the library orderly at Her Majesty’s Pleasure until 2nd August 2011. As a first time offender I had no idea, how the system or prison worked. I was clueless to it all and it was hard for me...

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Losing its appeal

The Innocence Network UK (INUK) has recently called for reform of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). At the same time, some campaigners are considering whether abolition of the CCRC is now warranted. Here, we consider these potentially...

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