Expert concern 2

March 3, 2006

Do Sir Roy Meadow or David Southall realise the suffering that was imposed on those women incorrectly sentenced to life imprisonment on an opinion Meadow gave as a proven fact in a court of law?

Most of the women convicted by Meadow's evidence spent much of their sentence under Rule 44a, segregation for their own protection. All were physically assaulted by fellow inmates at some point.

Then there are the long-term, if not permanent, psychological scars that affect the families involved. None of their lives will be the same again, despite being vindicated. Meadow has made no attempt to apologise to the victims who suffered due his arrogance.

Perhaps Meadow and Southall would like to spend a month in their local prison under Rule 44a to get a flavour of the suffering involved.

John Black Bristol

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