Law students volunteering at MOJO gain hands on experience, as well as raising their awareness of systemic weaknesses they wouldn’t otherwise encounter

Voluntary Workers

Voluntary workers at MOJO “Encounter daily, the devastating consequences suffered by innocent victims” of the criminal justice system.


The MOJO team consists of people who give up their time and expertise on a voluntary basis, which includes qualified lawyers, qualified criminologists and law students.

Successful appeal

Individuals who achieve a successful appeal or on completion of their sentence, commonly suffer from severe post traumatic stress disorder, as well as receive wholly inadequate or non-existent support from the state. Miscarriages of Justice Organisation

Miscarriages of Justice - Stuart Gair

Miscarriages of Justice

Stuart Gair

Episode Summary

Part One – One night Stuart Gair was at home with his girlfriend and roommates enjoying a chip butty, the very next day he was being interviewed by the police regarding an attempted murder. Before he knew it his life had changed beyond all recognition.  

Please Be Advised – This episode may contain content that some may find distressing. As always, we advise listener discretion. This episode it not suitable for anyone under the age of 13.

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Episode Summary

Part Two – Stuart found himself in prison for a crime he did not commit, but he refused to accept this and fought hard against his miscarriage of justice. But would he be successful? 

Please Be Advised – This episode may contain content that some may find distressing. As always, we advise listener discretion. This episode it not suitable for anyone under the age of 13.

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The tragedy of Stuart Gair | HeraldScotland

An innocent man wins freedom 17 years ago, Stuart Gair was wrongly imprisoned for murder. Brian Donnelly finds out why NEWS FOCUS | HeraldScotland

‘Innocent man’ walks free after 12 years | UK news | The Guardian

Stuart Gair | Law | The Guardian

Rough Justice Victim Drops Dead – Daily Record

Stuart Gair – Evidenced Based Justice Lab – University of Exeter

Stuart Gair – Innocents Database of Exonerations

Scottish Law Reporter: Stuart Gair – a life taken by Scotland’s culture of injustice.

A Diary of Justice & Injustice – Scotland: Injustice campaign ends in death of victim Stuart Gair as questions remain over Crown Office failings

Gair case showed there’s no such thing as a justice system – Scotland – STV News

Ponsonby: ‘Ice cream wars’ shone spotlight on the system – STV News Archive

Miscarriages of Justice Organisation – Bringing Hope To The Innocent

Bitter freedom

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Glasgow and West | Man’s murder conviction quashed

Injustice for all | | The Guardian

John McManus interview: Try freedom | The Scotsman

The story of miscarriage of justice victim Stuart Gair and murder of Peter Smith in Glasgow | Glasgow Times

Scottish Law Reporter: Stuart Gair – Justice ‘must be done’ for the good of Scots law

Strange Justice


Stuart Gair’s Innocence | STV Footage Sales

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MOJO's Support

MOJO supports people by providing aftercare support, legal support, education and by campaigning.

MOJO's Applications

MOJO receive in excess of 200 applications per year for support and assistance in challenging wrongful convictions.

MOJO's Objectives

MOJO's objectives are to bring hope to the innocent, to give a voice to the voiceless, and support innocent people after they are released from prison.

Miscarriages of Justice Organisation

Miscarriages of Justice Organisation (Scotland) is based in Glasgow and was founded in 2001 by Paddy Joe Hill, who is one of the Birmingham six, who were innocent men wrongfully convicted in 1975.

July's Theme!

The theme for the month of July is Miscarriages of Justice! There will be one episode released each week, which will focus on victims of miscarriages of justice in Scotland. Included will be an update from Euan from the Miscarriage of Justice Organisation regarding Elaine Doyle's (an episode we covered in January 2022) convicted killer, John Docherty, as John Docherty is one of MOJO's clients who may have suffered a miscarriage of justice.