Reading Time: 12minutes A lot of people tend to assume that well-behaved prisoners get time off for ‘good behaviour’. In the United States, for example, federal inmates can earn up to 54 days off each year under the First Step Act, if staff feel they have remained “in exemplary compliance with institutional disciplinary...
by admin · Published May 4, 2022
· Last modified March 2, 2023
Reading Time: 4minutes The Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab has confirmed to us that he has asked the Law Commission “to consider including a review” of the threshold test for overturning convictions in the Criminal Appeals Court, in line with recommendations made by the Westminister Commission on Miscarriages...
by admin · Published March 3, 2022
· Last modified May 24, 2023
Reading Time: 8minutes The Ministry of Justice has denied an investigative journalist access to interview Mark Alexander while he is in prison, effectively preventing further investigation being conducted in to his case to establish his innocence. Mark has always maintained that he was wrongly convicted of murder in 2010. This is now the...
“Mark won an Arnold Foundation Scholarship to study as a boarder in the Sixth Form at Rugby School in 2004. He was a naturally talented singing pupil. Through diligence, he made very rapid progress and was soon picked to sing solos in major school productions. During his two years at the school he gave generously of his time and effort; the musical life of the school was richer as a result.
In all of this, Mark demonstrated ability, intelligence, courage and confidence. The fact that he was entrusted with the responsibility of these performances and that he acquitted himself very well shows his reliability in difficult circumstances. He responded well to the challenges which were given him; behaving at all times with maturity and determination.
I am astonished and extremely sorry that Mark finds himself in his current situation. I cannot believe that the boy whom I knew would be capable of such things”