Help Inside Justice tackle wrongful convictions

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Help Inside Justice tackle wrongful convictions

by Inside Justice
Inside Justice
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Inside Justice was founded by Louise Shorter (formerly of BBC Rough Justice) to tackle wrongful convictions. The charity needs funds to help prisoners with a strong case they are innocent.
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Latest: Nov. 19, 2021

Freedom for Patryk!

I am thrilled to tell you today that Patryk Pachecka has just been found not guilty of murder. His lawyers Siobhan Grey QC and Jason Lartey approached Inside Justice in March 2018 foll…

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Can you help an innocent person wrongly convicted?


There are innocent people in our prisons who without Inside Justice would be bereft of support. Their existence and plight are not well known; the charity Inside Justice is their only champion. Your support can make all the difference – from the moment of desperation when a person first contacts Inside Justice and needs a caseworker to assess their case, right through to overturning an unsafe conviction which sees the innocent prisoner freed, and possibly even leads to the real criminal being brought to justice.  People like Barri White…

Barri was wrongly jailed for the murder of his girlfriend. He spent 6 years in prison before Inside Justice founder Louise Shorter gave him a chance, when Barri felt all was lost. At that time it was her BBC Rough Justice investigative team that led directly to new evidence resulting in Barri’s release.

Louise Shorter (featured in main image) went on to form Inside Justice with a small investigative team and an expert panel of lawyers, investigators and scientists who work pro bono to give other forgotten prisoners a chance. It was one Inside Justice scientist, Tracy Alexander, who found key forensic evidence in the Barri White case that later helped police find the real killer. Inside Justice’s action has also almost certainly saved many more victims.

While Barri is now free, for others the nightmare continues and there is no Legal Aid funding for them. The number applying to us has doubled in two years to over 650 from across England & Wales.

We rely totally on your charitable support to investigate and tackle miscarriages of justice for prisoners and their families. 

⮚ £66 or two donations of £33 can help fund rapid case assessment and support for the 650 prisoners and their families who turn to us in a year

⮚ £87 can help pay for a specialist interview of a key witness to explore new evidence missed at trial

⮚ £4,250 can help fund our specialist investigation team to advance one complex case to appeal or the next stage.

Please donate £33 now and give new hope to a prisoner who may have been wrongly convicted 

We also work right across the criminal justice system with national police, forensic, legal and government bodies to address the systemic failings that keep innocent people in prison. With your help we can also influence a fairer criminal justice system for everyone.

It can help someone like, Patryk who was convicted of murder in 2017. Seeing significant flaws in the evidence pointing to his innocence, a barrister and solicitor decided to work for free because he had no money to pay them. But they also needed scientific and investigative work so turned to Inside Justice. Thanks to hours of pro bono legal and scientific expertise, plus new investigations supported by Inside Justice, the conviction was quashed in 2021 at the Court of Appeal. But further funding is now needed for Inside Justice’s costs related to our preparations for the re-trial. Meanwhile Patryk is still stuck in prison.

Please donate £33 now. It could help overturn a wrongful conviction for someone like Barri or Patryk. 

Every £1 you give is multiplied fivefold by expert lawyers, scientists and other professionals who donate their time for free in the cause of justice

If you can donate or fundraise please click pledge now

Thank you for giving hope to an innocent person in prison


Want to find out more? 

Watch this short film on our work by Tom Conti, actor & IJ trustee: https://youtu.be/3g8RZ1q_X3w

The BBC filmed Inside Justice experts in ‘Conviction: Murder at the Station” which is still available on the iPlayer and on our website.   

or visit our website www.insidejustice.co.uk                                              

Reg. charity no. 1178336

Phone: 0203 961 8790; Email: info@insidejustice.co.uk; or post to:

Inside Justice, One Business Village, West Dock Street, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, HU3 4HH 

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Inside Justice

Nov. 19, 2021

Freedom for Patryk!

I am thrilled to tell you today that Patryk Pachecka has just been found not guilty of murder. His lawyers Siobhan Grey QC and Jason Lartey approached Inside Justice in March 2018 following his conviction for murder. Inside Justice agreed to do all it could to provide free forensic and investigative support and in January 2021 the conviction was quashed.  

Our Advisory Panellist Jo Millington’s forensic expertise in blood spatter analysis played a pivotal part in persuading the jury to reach its verdict today, at the end of a 6-week retrial. As Patryk regains his liberty and rejoins his family, I’d like us to take this moment to celebrate the tremendous expertise and commitment shown. This is truly life-changing work and I am proud of the role Inside Justice has played.

Thank you so much for your support. 

Louise Shorter

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