Media 2021

Women Offenders Being Released to Homelessness

Respecting the Right to Religion for Prisoners

Tyburn Jiggery Pokery - Crime And Punishment 1700’s

One Death, 11 BAME Teenagers Jailed: was a Moss Side Murder Trial Racist?

Judge Throws Out Expert Evidence During Trial In Excoriating Ruling

Baby and Mother Win Right to Access Healthy Start Food Scheme

CCRC Calls for Law Commission to Review Criminal Appeals Proces

Protesters Gather Outside Prison Against Expansion and Alleged Racism

Tackling Racial Injustice: BAME Children and the Youth Justice System

Lawyers Must do Better’: Lord Hodge Criticises Use of Expert Witnesses

Government Plans to Introduce More Lie Detector Testing For Ex-Prisoners

Merseyside Police Officers Jailed for Covering up Colleague’s Assault

ECtHR: Big Brother Watch and Others V. United Kingdom

Re-Victimised Rape Complainant Suffered Violation of ECHR Rights

Inmate Considering Legal Challenge Over Maghaberry Prison Book Ban

Corporate Watch - Know Your Enemy

Prisons: A 19th Century Solution to a 21st Century Problem

Paul Blackburn Former Miscarriage of Justice Comments on the Death of Winston Augustine

Ivor Bell’s Conviction for Aiding Gerry Adams Jail Escape Overturned

Winston Augustine, Left Left to Die, in a State of Severe Pain and Starvation in Segregation

Mark Culverhouse Another Death in Prison Segregation

Shots Fired at Event Marking 40th Anniversary Death of Hunger Striker Patsy O'Hara

37,000 Arrests of Women Each Year Result in no Further Action

Serious Violence Reduction Orders - Kill the Bill

USA: Half-Brothers Receive $75m Payout For Wrongful Conviction 30 Years Ago

Kill the Bill: Unaccountability – The Disease within Government

Mental Health Tests in the Presence Of Counter-Terror Units ‘Unethical’

HMP Ford – Urgent Need to Improve Rehabilitation Work

Children ‘Systematically Pleading Guilty’ To Crimes That They Did Not Commit

Family of Mohamud Hassan Fight For Justice As Police Watchdog Probe Continues

Mental Health Made Worse in Pandemic by Class And Poverty

Impact of Judicial Review Reforms Announced in Queen’s Speech

Met Officer Jailed for Drugs Cash Conspiracy

Trespassers Won’t be Prosecuted? - More Reasons to ‘Kill the Bill’

Prosecuting Mental Health – Accountability or Criminalisation?

Northern Ireland: Dealing With the Past

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021: A Briefing for Trade Unionists

Extnction Rebellion Trial Delayed as Accused Glues Hand to Table

Solitary Confinement is a Crime

Female Political Prisoners in Iran Facing ‘Psychological Torture’

No Statutory Requirement to Impose A Consecutive Sentence on ‘Default’ Orders

European Anti-Torture Committee Warns Against Impact of Austerity Measures on Prisons

Northern Ireland “Above All, The Continuing Peace’ Did the Queen get it Wrong

Bobby Sands MP Died in Prison on This Day in 1981- Murdered by Margaret Thatcher

Police Without Good Reason - Baton/Taser Black Vulnerable Girl

Four Merseyside Police Officers Convicted After Assault and Cover-Up

Self-Defence Against Police?

Priti Patel – a New Champion of Criminal Records Reform?

Longer Jail Terms and Stricter Monitoring as New Terror Laws Become Law

Unreliable Witness Testimony Biggest Cause of Miscarriages of Justice

"You Saw It with Your Own Eyes " But Did You Really?

John Bowden Now Out of Prison - Still Fighting the Prison System

Successful Submission of No Case to Answer in Cold Case Murder

Demonstration End Solitary Confinement of Kevan Thakrar

Government Hits Less Than Half of 2018 ‘Commitments’ for Women Prisoners

DNA ‘Breakthrough’ in Case of Man Who Spent 17 Years in Prison For Rape

UK Private Prisons Have Shown A Lax Approach To Human Rights

HMP Exeter – Staff-Prisoner Relationships Remain a Serious Concern

New Police Powers: ‘Political Attack’ on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities

Prosecuting Individual Police Officers Won’t Deliver Racial Justice

Ex-police Reveal Bribes and Threats Used to Cover up Corruption in 70s London

Police Officers Warned About Inappropriate Social Media Use

Justice after 10 Long Years: APPEAL’s Statement on the Post Office Scandal 

Hillsborough Police on Trial Accused of Perverting Course of Justice

CCRC Review of Oliver Campbell’s Case (No. 2)

Scottish CCRC Refer Abel Muntean to High Court of Justiciary

USA: Shackling of Aged and Infirmed Inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal, ‘Deplorable’

Miscarriage Compensation – The Battle in Strasbourg for UK Justice

Miscarriages of Justice Appeals - Government Has No Plans to Review Substantial Injustice Test

Anger as Tory MPs Vote Against Register for Stalkers and Domestic Abusers

Lack of Rule 35 Process In Prisons Unlawful

Barristers Call on Ministers to Make Legal Aid Available in All Domestic Abuse Cases

Damages of £250,000 Plus to Margaret Deery Shot in the Leg During Bloody Sunday

UK Prison Population Third Highest in Europe and Suicide Rate Twice the Average

Tens of Thousands Murdered Under the British Monarchy

Oppose Mandatory Minute Silence for Prince Philip

Misogyny Alive and Well in the Criminal Justice System

Is a Party That Sells Police Stations to Criminals so Very Tough On Crime?

Is Prosecution Counter-Productive? New US Research Says It can be

Amnesty Unimpressed and Government Care Home Guidance “Grossly Discriminatory”

Lockerbie: Al-Megrahi Family to Appeal Direct to UK Supreme Court Over Conviction

New Rules on Intermediaries for Defendants

HMP Leyhill – Serious Concerns About Public Protection Weaknesses

Fraud the Crime That Many of us Experience, but Politicians Do not Talk About

If You Do Not Succeed at First, Appeal Again and Again Untill You Get a Result

Sewell Report Seeks to Sideline Structural Factors Attached to Racism

Enduring Racism Disadvantages Children in the Criminal Justice System

CCRC Evidence Used by Court of Appeal to Knock Back ‘Freshwater Five’

“Released Under Investigation” – Ominous and Uncertain Status

MPs 'Horrified at Treatment of Children in Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

Legal Challenge Seeks to Stop Ministers Sending Disappearing Messages

Priti Patels’ Immigration Reforms Mere Banal Rhetoric

Do Not Force Serving Prisoners Onto Courses Which Don’t Work

When Expert Witnesses Turn Out Not as Expert- or as Honest - as They Claim?

More Than Six Out of 10 Women Prisoners Homeless on Release

MPs Earned £5m From Second Jobs During Lockdown

Shrewsbury 24: Court of Appeal Clears Picketers' Convictions

19 Female Staff Dismissed Over Relationships With Male Prisoners

'In the Interests of Justice an Inquiry into the CCRC'

Cut Destructive’ Short-Term Sentences for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Women

Black British Five-Year-Old Takes Home Office to High Court Over Benefits Ban

Imprisonment for Public Protection Jail Terms 'A Death Sentence'

Three British-Bangladeshis Win Appeal Against Removal of UK Citizenship

EDM 1656: Undercover Policing Inquiry

Third of Remand Prisoners in England Being Held Beyond Legal Time Limit For Trials

Women Disproportionately Affected by Soaring Mental Health Act Detentions

UK Covid Death Rate in Prisons Three Times Higher Than Outside

Exclusion of Unlawfully Obtained Evidence

Death of Mohamud Mohamed Hassan – Further Misconduct Notices Served

Race Issues Sidelined Since Probation Service Shake-Up, Says Watchdog

CCRC Refer Cleveland Davidson to CoA

Race Issues Sidelined Since Probation Service Shake-Up

Very, Very Good News: Council of Europe Reopens Pat Finucane case

HMP Long Lartin – Prisoners in Segregation Unit Subjected to Very Austere Regime

Colin Norris - Science Fact and Science Fiction

Human Rights Act Review: Incompatibility and Political Expediency

Consultation on Miners’ Strike Pardon Launched

Leon Briggs: Jury Returns Conclusion of Neglect Following Seven and a Half Year Wait For Justice

Jeremy Bamber Lawyers Hopeful for Release as Fresh Legal Challenge Launched

Nazir Ahmed Trial Collapses Due to 'Disgraceful' Late Disclosure of Evidence

A Person Should Not be Punished For Doing Something That is Not Prohibited by Law

Rise in The Use of Post-Arrest Powers of Search

New Proposals for Resolving Crime Without Going to Court

‘Revenge Porn’ is a Misnomer

MI5 Policy Allowing Agents to Commit Crimes Was Legal, Say Judges

“The Reckoning and (Re)Righting of International Law”

Giovanni Di Stefano - The Devil’s Advocate

Prisoners Held in Inhumane Segregation ‘Simply Wrong and Must Cease’

Police Set to Receive Greater Powers to Control ‘Lefty Protests’

Miscarriage of Justice Body CCRC Workload Doubled Despite Severe Cuts

CCRC Rarely Does the Job Effectively According to SARARI

Met officer Who Tasered Black Man Jumping Over Wall May Face Charges

UK ‘Systematically and Persistently’ Breached Air Pollution Limits

Jack Barnes Unlawfuly Killed by Manslaughter or Joint Enterprise

CCRC Refers Convictions of Mr F to Court of Appeal

Kevin Lane Surviving Recall - Will, I Ever Get/Stay out of Here?

Failure to Enact Public Duty Law 'Has Worsened England Inequality in Pandemic'

Prisons Should Trial Free Cannabis

Failure to Enact Public Duty Law 'Has Worsened England Inequality in Pandemic'

Police Officers Under Investigation Following Death of Brian Ringrose

Legal Aid Arrangements for Immigration Detainees in Prisons Unlawful

Operation Midland - Judge Calls for Police Prosecutions

DLS– Minimum Term – Likely to be Increased From Half to 2/3rds of Notional Determinate Sentence

HMP Eastwood Park: Brain-Injured Women Held in 'Inhumane' Conditions “

A tale as Old as Crime”: Crossing the Significant Age Threshold Into Adulthood

1,338 People Serving an IPP Sentence in Custody Following Recall

Mark Alexander: Prosecution’s Evidence Just a Bowl of Spaghetti

No Interest on General Damages in Police Actions

More Than 1,000 Prison Staff Dismissed for Misconduct


Data Lays Bare Strain on Criminal Justice System in England and Wales

Bloody Sunday: Family Launch Soldier Prosecution Legal Challenge

Now is the Time to Support Sex Workers’ Rights

'They Wanted to Jail a Banker - I was that Banker'

Daughters of Malcolm X Call for Murder Investigation to be Re-Opened

 More Than 1,000 Prison Staff Dismissed for Misconduct

CCRC Refer Murder Conviction of Justin Plummer to Court of Appeal

Black Lives Matter UK to Fund 'People's Tribunal' for Deaths in Custody

17 Human Rights Groups Boycotting the Government’s Prevent Review

Data Lays Bare Strain on Criminal Justice System in England and Wales 

Anonymous Witness Evidence and the Right to a Fair Trial

Stephen Lawrence Murder: William Macpherson an Establishment Man With a Sense of Outrage

Lawyers Seek Justice for Women Jailed for Killing Abusive Partners

Radical Change Needed in Handling of Rape Cases

Police Officer Given Misconduct Notice Over Mohamud Hassan's Death

William Macpherson: an Establishment Man With a Sense of Outrage

CCRC Refer Colin Norris to the Court of Appeal

Harrasment of Welsh Language Speakers Imprisoned in HMP Berwyn

Number of Prisoners in England and Wales on Suicide Watch Rises Steeply

'I Dread the Phone Call’: Families' Fears For Loved Ones in Prison

Nationality Question no Longer Required in all Criminal Cases Before Conviction

52 Police Had Contact With Mohamud Hassan Before His Death

Anthony Grainger Family to Continue Legal Fight Over Fatal Shooting By Police

Parole Hearings to be Held in Public

More Than 213,000 Children at Risk of Serious Violence

Taking Liberties: A Simple Guide to ‘Deprivation of Liberty’ (DOL)


Terminating the ‘Imprisonment for Public Protection’ (IPP) (S.225 Criminal Justice Act 2003) License

Women Prostituted as Teenagers to Challenge the Retention of Criminal Records

Prison Service Failures to Support Young Adults Put Society at Risk From Reoffending

Legal Sector Workers United Prison Group Statement and Demands

Landmark Hearing to Examine Handling of Domestic Abuse Cases by UK Courts

CCRC Refers Four More Post Office Horizon Cases

Damages Arising From Malicious Prosecution - Notorious Daniel Morgan Murder

David Morris Murder Conviction Police to Re-Examine Forensics

Why Avoiding Prosecution Leads to Less Crime

Enough Rope to Hang Anyone Charged With an Offence

U-Turn Over Law on Bail To Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Fewer Than One in 10 Police Officers Fired After Gross Misconduct Finding

Families of Citizens Dying After Contact With Police Still Await Justice

Megrahi Family to Appeal to UK Supreme Court Over Lockerbie Conviction

Children Exempted From Extended Custody Time Limits Following Legal Challenge

Strict Bail Conditions on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Suspects

“Unwinnable” Cases Can Be Won


Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR) - Call for Evidence

Mental Health Act Reforms Aim to Tackle High Rate of Black People Sectioned

Kevin Lane Publishes Book in Hope of Overturning Murder Conviction

18 Deaths During or Following Police Contact 2019/2020

Covid Leading to Four-Year Waits for England and Wales Court Trials

Back to the Bad Old Days: Pre-Charge Engagement

Call for UK Prisons to Trial Free Cannabis to See if it Cuts Drug Deaths

'Safe Space': Home Office Refuses to Reveal Public Law Review Submission

Five Officers From ‘Toxic’ Unit Sacked for Racist/Homophobic/Sexist Behaviour

‘Shameful’: Just £10,000 Paid Out to Victims Of Wrongful Conviction in Two Years

Miscarriage of Justice Watchdog Calls For a Review of Juries

Home Office Floats Automatic Deportation After Six-Month Sentence

Covid Pandemic Fueling Digital Repression Worldwide

Brutal Lockdown in Berwyn Prison

Expectations for Women in Prison - Your Opinion Requested

Sex Work in a Pandemic: Criminalising Survival

‘Migrant Workers With A Union to Back Them Can Move Mountains’

Holding Back the Tide: the Courts and Climate Change