Welcome to the Justice for Women website
Welcome to the website of Justice for Women, a feminist campaigning organisation that supports and advocates on behalf of women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners.
Latest news: Stacey Hyde final appeal hearing date announced
Stacey's full appeal hearing to take place on 13th and 14th November 2014. Join us in protesting outside the Royal Courts of Justice and attending her hearing!
Stacey will be represented at court by her lawyers who will argue that there is fresh evidence (based on expert evidence from an adolescent psychiatrist) to support a defence of diminished responsibility, that would reduce her conviction from murder to manslaughter. If the court accepts the defence’s submissions, Stacey’s life sentence for murder will be substituted for an appropriate sentence of manslaughter. As Stacey has already served five years in prison, it is likely that this would lead to her release from custody.
If the court dismisses the appeal, Stacey must return to prison to complete her life sentence. This would be disastrous for Stacey, as she is very vulnerable and is not coping well with prison. It would also mean that even if she were released, she would be on licence for the rest of her life, and could be recalled to prison at any time for even a minor misdemeanour.
On the 8thMarch 2010, at the age of only 18, Stacey was convicted of murdering Vince Francis, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
This is a miscarriage of justice. Stacey is not a murderer.
You can read more about Stacey's case here or donate below.
- In an emergency dial 999.
- For dedicated help and support call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline on 0808 2000 247. This helpline is run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge. See also www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
You can find information on other sources of support here:
If you are a woman who has experienced or is experiencing domestic violence you can get help, you are not alone, and you do not need to put up with it:
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