The Independent: “The women fighting for loved ones jailed for murder in joint enterprise”

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Felicity Gerry KC

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Felicity was quoted this month in The Independent (UK), in an article explaining the effect of joint enterprise laws and the work being done to remedy the issues through the Joint Enterprise (Significant Contribution) Bill.

 “Prisons are bursting at the seams full of young people, who are often black, who have made no significant contribution to the crime, and that must account for cases when you have six or seven people in the dock.

“I do these trials all the time. You’ve got young people, people with autism, young women who have no control over their violent boyfriends, people who are no risk to the public and then wasting public money in prison. They’re labelled murderers so they can’t progress in prison nor when outside.”

– Dr Felicity Gerry KC