When someone is wrongly accused or convicted it has become familiar for an official website/blog page to be launched to attract attention to their plight and give those who are behind them a place to voice opinion openly and publicly.
While this can be effective in gaining or maintaining support and sympathy, it can sometimes have unfortunate consequences if done in the wrong way or if the stress involved with the situation hampers the abilities of those maintaining it from continuing to do so. There is also another draw back for the accused/convicted person who is detained in prison waiting for the chance to clear their names, these pages are portrayed as their official sites however their input and opinions of them can be limited due to their circumstances.
This can have a few negative effects in the long term. While these pages are generally started with good intent, the longer the situation drags on for the time consuming aspects of keeping them active and up to date can occassionally mean that they are either taken over by someone else to continue/start again or close all together. Both have a negative effect on the moral of the wrongly accused/convicted person. Also, since the person is detained in custody their views and opinions are expressed through others and may not be presented in the best way or a way which they agree with completely.
For this reason, wronglyaccusedperson.org.uk has decided to offer this facility to those we feel have a compelling case of innocence. The main difference is that since we are not related to the individuals concerned and have no personal association with them, we can remain more impartial. The official blog/web-pages within this site are begun at the request of the wrongly accused/convicted person themselves and we will maintain contact with them directly through standard mail to ensure that the content and comments posted are published only with their agreement. This works both ways and they themselves can write directly to us should they wish to express a view or make a comment or update which we will perform on their behalf.
In this way we can ensure that the content of their official pages are so much as is possible decided on by them. There will of course be possible issues which we may have to address or overcome in some circumstances, for example the content must be legally accurate and depending upon where material is sourced the permission may need to be saught prior to publishing. Sometimes frustrated people can make comments which are not in their best interests and while understandable any such instances will require to be edited before they can be released to ensure the relevant opinion is expressed whilst avoiding any repercussions later.
This service will be provided freely so advertising will be required on each page in an attempt to recoupe any costs incurred by our organistation such as the postage involved with liaising with the wrongly accused/convicted person and unavoidable server hosting costs.