Framed

 

‘Framed’ is a series of pictures of victims of miscarriages of justice. Most of the pictures are of those who served long prison sentences for crimes they did not commit. Others are of those such as Ann Whelan and Mervyn Mattan who, though not imprisoned themselves, were just as much victims as those who were. This is a selection from the series. I have not included any details about the individual cases but they are all well-documented elsewhere. The organisation ‘Innocent’, which campaigns on behalf of victims of miscarrages of justice, has excellent accounts of the plights of all of those whose photographs appear here as well as links to other sources. Some of these pictures accompanied an article in The Guardian by Eric Allison which dealt with the difficulties faced by innocent people who have served long prison sentences in re-adapting to life after release, and the lack of care shown towards them by the state.