When Billy Power of the Birmingham Six walked free from the Central Criminal Court in March 1991 after more than 16 years’ wrongful imprisonment, he asked the hundreds of journalists assembled on London’s Old Bailey a simple question. Why is Judith Ward in prison?
Most media representatives scratched their heads in puzzlement. While the injustices inflicted on the Six, the Guildford Four, Maguire family and others were by then internationally notorious, her case was virtually unknown to the world at large.
Read Paul May’s retrospective piece for The Justice Gap.