Dates for 2022

January 15, 2022

Please take note of these dates, which are given on the assumption that the Covid pandemic allows them to go ahead. Annual Church Service 19th March 2022 Conference 14th May 2022 AGM and Conference 15th October 2022

A case of mistaken identity that cost Anthony Broadwater 40 years of his life

The tragic story of Antony Broadwater’s wrongful conviction is essential reading because, although it took place in the USA, there are important lessons for our own justice system. Mistaken Identity In 1981 Alice Sebold, an 18-year-old student in Syracuse University in the US, was violently raped in an underpass amongst broken beer bottles and dead […]

Church of England’s Botched Safeguarding Investigation Led to Death of Father Alan Griffin

November 4, 2021

The omnishambles that was a Church of England’s safeguarding investigation made Basil Fawlty’s hotel management skills look exemplary in comparison. But, unlike Fawlty Towers, this was no comedy. When a tiny smidgeon of concern, or more accurately, the rumour of a smidgeon of concern about Father Alan Griffin arose, the buck was passed from person […]

Hate Campaign Forces Victim of False Allegations From His Home

July 28, 2021

How easy it is to destroy a person’s life. It just takes three easy steps. 1. Make a false allegation of rape and paedophilia against the target of your campaign. Don’t worry if the police find no substance to the allegation. 2. Post your victim’s photo and name together with the false allegation on social […]

Spring Edition of FACTion Now Available

June 22, 2021

Our latest edition of FACTion magazine is now available. Not only is it packed with articles but also beautifully designed. The new academic report ‘Robbed of Everything’, is introduced. ‘Robbed of Everything’ describes the experience of those wrongfully accused who were convicted. You can download a copy of the ‘Robbed of Everything’ here. Download your […]

Easy Jail, a New Service for the Wrongfully Accused

One of the worst fears of the wrongly accused and their families is that they may face a prison sentence. A new service has been started by someone who has been through the system themselves. Easy Jail can offer advice and support right from the time of an arrest, through court and if necessary, through […]

Inadequate Appeals System Means No Safety Net for Wrongfully Convicted

May 13, 2021

FACT has known for a long time that the appeal system in England is failing those who have suffered the worst abuse the state can inflict on a citizen, a wrongful conviction. The catastrophic failure of justice that led to over 550 post office workers being wrongly accused of stealing may have been a shock […]

10,000 Views of Our Page on Coping Strategies

May 4, 2021

In 2017 FACT gave a questionnaire to its members who attended one of its conferences. The object was to glean ideas on how to cope with the terrible impact of being the object of a wrongful allegation of child abuse. The results of this questionnaire were distilled into a list of techniques and strategies that […]

The Plight of Falsely Accused People Just Isn’t a Story Any Editor Dares to Tell

The title is a quote from an article on Peter Joyce’s new website ‘Blackstone’s Drum‘. Blackstone (1723-1780) famously said “it is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” This principle is said to have influenced the nineteenth-century development of “beyond a reasonable doubt” as the burden of proof in criminal law […]

‘Robbed of Everything’: The Voices of Former Prisoners Maintaining Innocence, and their Relatives

February 20, 2021

Rosalie Burnett DPhil (University of Oxford) and Naomi-Ellen Speechley PhD (University of Manchester) have just published another important report on the experiences of those wrongfully accused of sexual abuse.

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