Lizzie Donoghue

Lizzi donoghue ‘junk’ forensic science landed mother of three in jail for husband’s killing Mother of three Lizzi Donoghue was convicted on the basis of flawed forensic evidence “It’s like a bad dream…I just want my mum out.” – Helen, Lizzi’s eldest daugter On the evening of 23 April 2004, Elizabeth Donoghue was upstairs in…

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One person’s story of holistic care

One person’s story of holistic care APPEAL’s Survivor Advocacy service and why it matters   Over the past 20 years I have been involved with several legal teams but I can honestly say that APPEAL is the first to see me as more than just a case to progress. They see me as a complete,…

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We are all bound by injustice

We are all bound by injustice A dive into APPEAL’s support and advocacy group made up of clients and their loved ones Pauline Black and her son Ashley holding up a photo of their loved one for whom they have been fighting for justice for many years I wanted to write a few words to…

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A Childhood Interrupted

A Childhood Interuppted Issy Dougherty /// 2019 Part 1 I remember being around 6 years old when my mother introduced me to K. We were in a restaurant in Liverpool and we moved in to his house the next day. A few months later he took me to Disneyland. My mother couldn’t go because she…

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The Gift of Time

A Gift of Time Lilly Lewis /// 2019 A Story of Transformation Chapter 1 – “Where’s Your Mama Gone?” My name is Lilly and I’ve just finished my 26th month in prison. I’ve got 13 months left to serve on a 7-year sentence for my part in conspiracy to defraud.Sitting in my cell I have…

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‘She-Devils’: The anatomy of female wrongful convictions

‘She-Devils’ The anatomy of female wrongful convictions Naima Sakande /// 8 March 2019 On International Women’s Day, Women’s Justice Advocate Naima Sakande explores why it is that women are convicted of crimes they did not commit. I sat across from Cookie in her cramped kitchen, balancing my laptop on my knees and trying to angle…

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