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It was a death that led to disorder. Cynthia Jarrett’s son Floyd was arrested in North London whilst driving his car. He was stopped because his tax disc was out of date but police thought (wrongly) he’d stolen the car and arrested him. When in custody, the police still didn’t believe it was his car […]

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From a butcher’s shop to the Tory cuts: the radical history of North Kensington Law Centre Although legal aid was introduced in 1945 its provision was extremely limited in its first two decades. It tended to be available only for personal injury claims and very serious criminal matters. Social welfare, housing, immigration and the like […]

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‘Never truly free’: Red Cross calls for 28 limit for immigration detention The British Red Cross has backed calls for a 28-day maximum for immigration detention in a new report focusing on the ‘traumatic’ impact on mental health of our system of immigration control. The study (Never Truly Free: the humanitarian impact drew of  UK […]

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What about me? Listening to the stories of children with a mother in prison ‘It was a horrible time,’ 13-year old Aliyah says, ‘I was sad a lot of the time and didn’t want to explain to my friends what had happened.’ These are the opening words of a new Prison Reform Trust report, What […]

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Miscarriage watchdog blames drop in referrals on ‘low success rate’ in Court of Appeal and lack of lawyers willing to take cases on The Criminal Cases Review Commission referred just 19 cases back to the Court of Appeal last year out of a total of 1,439 applications in what it described as ‘a challenging year’. […]

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‘Damning’ findings of prison watchdogs ‘routinely ignored’ Prison watchdog bodies were failing to pick up on serious problems and damning findings were ‘routinely ignored’, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform. Yesterday, the group gave evidence in a High Court case concerning unlawful strip-searches in Peterborough prison which is run by Sodexo in July […]

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‘Nick’ to be charged with perverting the course of justice over Westminster allegations The man known only as ‘Nick’ whose allegations led to a £2.5 million police investigation lasting 16 months into a Westminster paedophile ring has been charged with allegedly lying about child murders and abuse. As a result of what became known as […]

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‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ book launch report ‘I might be out of prison but I’m not free,’ Eddie Gilfoyle told a meeting in the House of Commons this week. The now 55-year old man was jailed for life in 1993 for the murder of his eight-and-a-half months’ pregnant wife and has been protesting his innocence […]

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‘Decency and humanity are what is missing – along with truth and justice’ We ask that the men and women who have suffered a miscarriage of justice and subsequently been exonerated are treated with decency and humanity.  Decency and humanity are what is missing, along with truth and justice, from our judicial system’s, and society’s, […]

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The Home Office, immigration control and a ‘culture of impunity’ Why do we have double standards between those seeking status and security and those granting it? ‘Mishka’ writes about her own experience. I had been in Harmondsworth for five months. I had already applied for bail once, without any legal assistance, and had been rejected. […]

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