Thursday, 11 December 2014
How many placed in a similar situation to Christopher Jeffries now reside in the prison system
One of the questions that comes from the excellent ITV drama “the Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries” is just how many similar innocent individuals are there languishing in the prison system? Jeffries is put through a series of intimidatory interviews by police, without the evidence to back up any of the claims.
He has a competent lawyer, who helps ensure his release. But what of less resilient individuals, without such competent legal representation (more likely given the legal aid cuts) – throw in a media frenzy resembling some sort of Middle Ages style witch hunt - and where is justice?
* The Lost honour of Christopher Jeffries - ITV- 9pm on 10 &11 December 2014