Appeal

Innocence Initiative Fighting Fund 2019

Imagine being sent to prison for a crime you did not commit. Now imagine what that feels like at Christmas. Please fund us to prove the prisoners that we represent are innocent and bring them home to their families – if not by this Christmas, then by next.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1144162)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£9,000

Donations

14

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • Please support the Centre for Criminal Appeals in any way you can, because your help might just be that extra bit needed in gaining justice for a family like mine.

    — Jamie Green, serving 24 years in prison for a crime the Centre's investigation suggests he did not commit

  • Our team has a background in investigating death penalty cases where someone's life is on the line. We bring the same approach of proactively and rigorously investigating to get to the truth and free innocent people in England and Wales.

    — Suzanne Gower, Managing Director

  • ‚ÄúThe truth‚Äôs going to come out no matter what and he will be found innocent and he will come home to us and we will be able to get on with our lives.‚Äù

    — Maisie Beere, the 15 year old daughter of our client who is serving 24 years

  • Please support the Centre for Criminal Appeals in any way you can, because your help might just be that extra bit needed in gaining justice for a family like mine.

    — Jamie Green, serving 24 years in prison for a crime the Centre's investigation suggests he did not commit

  • Our team has a background in investigating death penalty cases where someone's life is on the line. We bring the same approach of proactively and rigorously investigating to get to the truth and free innocent people in England and Wales.

    — Suzanne Gower, Managing Director

  • “The truth’s going to come out no matter what and he will be found innocent and he will come home to us and we will be able to get on with our lives.”

    — Maisie Beere, the 15 year old daughter of our client who is serving 24 years

Situation

Our justice system is currently experiencing a perfect storm that has made miscarriages of justice more likely, including funding cuts, police repeatedly failing to hand over key evidence, and falling forensic science standards. Those who are wrongly convicted need investigators to find new evidence and lawyers to fight their case to prove their innocence. Only 1 out of 4 people seeking to have their case reheard have access to legal help; we know many more deserve their day in court.

Solution

Our team of in house lawyers and investigators will interview witnesses, arrange for new forensic science testing and unearth documents in order to obtain new evidence that helps prove a prisoner's innocence. We then present the new evidence in legal submissions to give the wrongly convicted a real shot at finally getting justice and winning back their freedom.