And yet, without any hope, she remained adamant of her innocence, knowing this removed her from all possibility of release. That takes incredible bravery and total certainty that she had been falsely convicted. The overwhelming presumption is that this was the truth. It brings a dilemma for other prisoners - such as Maxine Robinson of Chester-le-Street, County Durham, whose appeal against conviction for the murder of her two children has been dismissed. She is convinced of her innocence. So am I, having just completed a book in an attempt to prove that these were natural cot deaths. But in publishing this, am I persuading her to die in prison? Should I, in conscience, advise her to lie? We live in a very queer world.
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