Posts tagged with  " prison "

Injustice network to be launched

September 2, 2004:

Victims of miscarriages of justice are combining with academics to help people who have been wrongly convicted. The UK Innocence Network will also be actively involved in research into wrongful convictions. The network is designed to help those convicted of criminal offences who have exhausted all appeal processes. Paddy Hill, one of the Birmingham Six, […]

Case against children's home head dropped

July 31, 2004:

The former headmaster of a Birmingham children’s home accused of ignoring complaints of boys being abused by staff will not have to face a trial, a judge ruled yesterday.Following several days of legal submissions Judge Alan Taylor said because of difficulties in prosecuting the case George Meanwell would not get a fair trial in relation […]

Abuse claim cops blasted by Solicitor

The lawyer defending the former headmaster of a Birmingham children’s home accused of ignoring complaints of boys being abused by staff has launched a stinging attack on West Midlands Police after a judge ruled the case should not proceed.Following several days of legal submissions Judge Alan Taylor said difficulties in prosecuting the case meant George […]

French abuse trial ends with jail for some, grief for others [France]

July 3, 2004:

SAINT-OMER (France) July 2 – In a child abuse trial that shocked France, a jury on Friday handed down a handful of tough sentences but acquitted seven of the 17 defendants, leaving as many questions about false allegations as about those that were proven. Thierry and Myriam Delay – the couple at the center of […]

For Sally Clarke things have got worse since she was freed and acquitted

June 7, 2004:

BREAKING her silence for the first time, Sally Clark tells today how her wrongful conviction for murdering her two baby sons has destroyed her life. In a frank and moving account of her three years and 81 days in prison, Mrs Clark reveals to The Times her fears that she may never recover. She admits […]

Sex offenders to be tracked after jail – use of lie detectors

May 28, 2004:

The home secretary, David Blunkett, today confirmed his intention to introduce prison without bars for sex offenders by extending satellite tracking and subjecting them to lie detector tests once they leave prison. Mr Blunkett’s outlined his plans for tracking sex offenders while campaigning alongside Tony Blair in his Sheffield constituency.Political onlookers are widely expecting to […]

Children responsible for hoax fire calls.

May 17, 2004:

Several fire brigades in the UK have drawn attention to the high cost involved in fire brigades responding to hoax 999 calls the majority of which are believed to have been made by children. What they demonstrate is that children will tell lies to gain attention and to create a dramatic effect. This will come […]

Innocence Project Attorneys at Santa Clara University Exonerate California Man in Prison for 20 Years;

May 4, 2004:

Judge Throws out Conviction after Five Witnesses Recant Testimony SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 4, 2004–John Stoll has spent nearly 20 years in prison. But he will get his freedom back today on his 61st birthday, because of the hard work of the attorneys of the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University School of […]

Child Abuser Freed After 20 Years in Prison After Victims Recant [USA]

April 30, 2004:

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A judge Friday threw out the child molestation conviction of a man who spent 20 years in prison after most of his alleged victims claimed the assaults never happened. John Stoll, now 60, was convicted in 1985 on 17 counts of child molestation. Attorneys for two Innocence Project chapters in California have […]

Sex Abuse Conviction Overturned [USA]

April 8, 2004:

The Iowa Supreme Court overturned an Ames man’s conviction for third-degree sexual abuse on Wednesday. Mark Roberson Baker, 27, remains incarcerated today on four charges of providing alcohol to a minor as the Story County Attorney’s Office decides its next step. Baker was serving a 10-year prison sentence after he was convicted of sexually abusing […]

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