The following is a letter to insidetime, from issue August 2010
How many Inside Time readers are in jail for drug importation or supply? How many were under observation for months? And how many, when brought to trial, were convicted when the prosecution produced their phone bills and asked the jury to draw an adverse inference as to what they were saying, basically to guess! It is notoriously hard to defend yourself against an inference and the consequences are a double figure sentence. However, the police and prosecution are playing fast and loose with the law and for many there could be grounds for appeal.
You can take it for granted that you will have been under some sort of surveillance for quite some time for the purpose of ‘intel’ and, as such, it will not appear in the unused evidence and you will be none the wiser. It is not until the bills etc are produced for the jury that your right to disclosure comes into play. You are entitled to anything that undermines the prosecution or assists the defence. If you find yourself in this situation there is a remedy, write to: The Investigatory Powers Tribunal, PO Box 33220, London SW1H 9ZQ.
This organisation has wide ranging powers to investigate and demand information from anybody using Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) authorities against you; i.e. the police. If your phone bills are used against you whilst prosecution are sitting on tapes and transcripts of the same billing then it’s illegal and non-disclosure and this tribunal will be able to find out. Write to them, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Comments about this letter
28/2/2011 Malcolm Kennedy -What every one should know is that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal is a stone wall. They disclose all details about your complaint to the police and give you no details of the police responce.
Spread the word
Get Tough On Sentencing.
Prisoners right to vote – British Courts local claim
Prison Visits And Maintaining Family Ties
Adopting the political swerve.
Thank you wing staff
Wax Or Tax
Isn’t this an ‘exceptional circumstance’?
Accessibility to items
Who’s extracting the urine?
Probation hostels, sim cards & mobile phones
Call this protecting the public?
MUSLIM CHAPLAINS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Politeness Costs Nothing
Current page: Investigatory Powers Tribunal
IPPs branded ‘inhumane’ and ‘grotesquely unfair’
IPP, If Your Face Fits
Roslyn Mary Runnette 1941-2010
May 2013 Headlines
Legal Aid: Government consult on £220m saving plan
The Tony Shepherd Case
A Guide to Representing Yourself in Court
Court in the Inaction
Legal Aid: back in the firing line
At the mercy of the Prison Service
Appeals: Who can help me? How much will it cost?
Guilty pleas and reduced sentences
Month by Month
Jonathan King writes
Typewriters in Prison
Notes from the other side of the wall
Some of us just need a second chance
Incentives and Earned Privileges
Launch of an Alcohol and Crime Commission
From over the wall
Transformers: Robots in disguise?
Recent study highlights the problems of past abuse
Fraudulent trading or bad business – where is the line drawn?
OASys - Wonder or Wall in helping or halting your progression?
Challenging Search Warrants
New! Volume 4 of
is now available!
A collection of poems by prisoners of all backgrounds.
Availabe to buy from this site! Volume 1,2 and 3 are also still available and you can SAVE by purchasing bundles!
You can subscribe to insidetime Newspaper and get the paper each month delivered to your door!
Advertise your business or solicitors office to a highly defined target audience.
Inside Time has produced a number of books and publications you can purchase online.
All contact info for the Operations office and the Editorial Team.
Our site map page contains links to all pages on the insidetime site.
We have a number of external websites which you may be interested on our Links Page.
Everything you need to know about visiting people in prison; procedures, opening times, directions etc.
Comprehensive information about each prison regime; lock down times, facilities, healthcare etc.
Various pages of information for help and support organisations and networks for those in custody as well as recently released. Also information for friends and family.
This grants and funding pdf document aims to meet the need of prisoners and ex-offenders for accurate, up to date information on the supplementary funding available to prisoners.
Information on rules & regulations used throughout the prison service.
The Glossary of Prison Related Terms explains what all the acronyms and terms stand for with prison related matters. Includes links to external sites to further explain things.
We have produced many Prison Related Fact Sheets inc. Legal Fact Sheets, Parole Fact Sheets and Other related information.
You can search our solicitor database for listings of solicitors in your area that provide the services you require.
You can search our barrister database for listings of barristers in your area that provide the services you require.
You can search our address database in many ways to retrieve contact information for all those elusive addresses you need in a hurry.
This document provides details of leading training providers who offer sound professional training.
Inside Information has produced a number of books and publications you can purchase online.
Our site map page contains links to all pages on the insideinformation site.
Use the Contact Us Feedback form to send us suggestions, plus our address and phone numbers.
insidejustice was launched in July 2010 to investigate alleged miscarriages of justice.
Full introduction is on the insidejustice homepage