I write to draw to the attention of the Labour party the book "The Secret Barrister". This is a stunning and frightening description of what really happens in our criminal justice system written by a practising criminal barrister. Perhaps most frightening is that the author chooses to write anonomously (the publisher must know his/her identity and qualifications) for reasons you might guess.
I am a victim of the travesty which we call the judicial process having served two years in prison (2010 to 2012) when all legal advisors agree I ought not to have been imprisoned at all. In three weeks time, After six years without reoffending or even being questioned by the police, I will be returned to prison under POCA (Proceeds of Crime act) for not paying interest on compensation orders which accrued during delays due to the complexity of the case. The magistrates have the power to keep me in prison for the remainder of my life unless the daily accruing interest (£150,000.00) is paid. I am told of many cases where this has happened / is happening. I receive £73.00 per week jobseeker's allowance and not that in prison.
I strongly urge you to read the book mentioned above.
We need to repeal the POCA act compleyely.