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Article by Julie Price, Founder and Director of the Cardiff Law School Innocence Project on Simon Hall's recent confession to the murder of Joan Albert
**Speaker event for Michaelmas 2013** Nick Yarris, 21st October, 4.15pm. LG17, Faculty of Law, Cambridge

In 1982, Nicholas Yarris was convicted of murder, rape, and abduction. He was sentenced to death.
Yarris proclaimed his innocence and in 1989, he became one of Pennsylvania’s first death row inmates to demand postconviction DNA testing to prove it. On July 2, 2003, he was excluded from all biological material connected with this crime. On this basis, on September 3rd, 2003, the court vacated Yarris’s conviction and he became the 140th person in the United States to be exonerated by postconviction DNA testing - the 13th DNA exoneration from death row. Come and listen to Nick speak about his experiences. All welcome.

Cambridge’s Project Managers publish an article on a talk delivered by Sunny Jacob and Peter Pringle
A powerful new documentary to watch: The House I Live In
8th INUK Annual Conference – Sheffield, 1-2 November 2013

TBC

A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
MoJ publishes combined report on stages one and two of CCRC Triennial Review
INCU Case Managers Publish Article in Next Issue of INQUIRY

Meg Tollitt and Jessica Pham have written an article for the next issue of INQUIRY which was inspired by a talk them attended at the Cambridge Law Faculty by Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle. The article will be published in the summer here: http://www.innocencenetwork.org.uk/inquiry

To find out more about Sunny and Peter see http://sunnyandpeter.com/

FILM SHOWING TODAY - Rex Bloomstein's "LIFER, LIVING WITH MURDER"!

The University’s Innocence Project is screening both parts of Rex Bloomstein’s “LIFER, LIVING WITH MURDER” TODAY at 5pm in LG18, Law Faculty. Rex will introduce his work (which has never previously been screened in this format) and will take questions after the screening. All welcome!

FILM FESTIVAL!

'In the Name of the Father', Monday 28 Jan, 5-7pm, LG18 Faculty of Law.

This film, starring Emma Thompson and Daniel Day-Lewis, tells the true story of Gerry Conlon, who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Innocent, but forced to confess to a terrorist bombing, he is sentenced to life imprisonment with his father as one of the "Guildford Four".
Gerry determines to prove his innocence, clear his father's name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.

Occasional Lecture in Criminal Justice

Mark Shelley (of Shelley & Co solicitors, here in Cambridge) will explore the practical challenges facing solicitors when representing clients in the police station. He will be accompanied by two recently qualified solicitors who will be happy to answer questions on careers in criminal law.

Time: 6. 05, Tuesday 29th January (finishing 7.15). Place: Faculty of Law, LG18

INCU members to attend CCRC for casework event

INCU has been invited to attend a special one-day casework workshop on miscarriages of justice.
The event is hosted and organised by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) in Birmingham on 27 October 2011. We all hope that the day will help us to better understand the functioning of the CCRC and thereby assist us in furthering the interests of our clients.

INCU to attend INUK conference at Norton Rose, 11/2012

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INCU members attend talk about surviving death row

Several members of INCU attended a talk by death row survivors, Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle. The event was intensely emotional and inspiring. Members of the Project are currently writing an article about the event, which they hope to publish in INUK’s quarterly newsletter.

INCU planning a film festival for Lent term 2013 – more news coming soon!

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Prison Reform Trust & Inquest question: Has the State learned lessons from the deaths of young people in custody?
p>A new report has been published by PRT and Inquest: "Fatally flawed: Has the state learned lessons from the deaths of children and young people in prison?": http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/Portals/0/Documents/Fatally%20Flawed.pdf

On Monday 17 September the Howard League for Penal Reform also published a study completed by Loraine Gelsthorpe, Nicola Padfield and Jake Phillips on Deaths on Probation: an analysis of data regarding people dying under probation supervision. The full report is available on www.howardleague.org/number-dying-on-probation.

Ministry of Justice calls for evidence in review of Criminal Cases Review Commission

Consultation runs from 19 Oct 2012 to 14 Dec 2012. See further: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/ccrc-triennial-review/consult_view