Injustice, is one of the strongest human emotions; think how you feel when it happens to you. This true story is the harrowing account of one man’s nightmare when the British justice system turns against him, and the burning sense of injustice permeates every page. Although the lead-up to the trial, and the trial itself are shocking, the sentence passed leaves the reader breathless in incredulity.
The most appalling statistic quoted, by a legal professional, is that the British justice system gets it right about 96% of the time, which sounds pretty impressive until you work out that, of a prison population of around 90,000, that means that there are over 3,500 innocent people languishing in British prisons! Expenditure on the prison service in particular, and the justice system in general, shamefully always comes at the bottom of the priority list of the government of the time, as they believe (sadly, rightly) there are no votes in it, yet the quality of the justice system is one of the fundamental measures of a society. And do not forget it is carried out in our name. In a truly humane and developed society, there should be less of our money wasted on vanity projects (£20bn spent on 14 days of games is a shocking example of the Government distracting us with bread and circuses), and more, much more, spent on the justice system, and the prison service in particular. Read this book and be prepared to be very angry.