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Retrial Act offers hope to falsely jailed

Innocents have another shot at justice, but process open to abuse

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For 30 years the Retrial Act has been instrumental in delivering justice to the wrongfully convicted, but police warn it could also be vulnerable to abuse. 

Enacted in 1983, the retrial law aimed to reverse mistakes made by the police and the courts in criminal investigations and trials.

The act gave people who were wrongly convicted a chance to regain their freedom in light of new evidence.

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