wits justice project

The Wits Justice Project investigates miscarriages of justice and raises awareness of issues within the criminal justice system with an aim to advocate for change, strengthen procedures and build on reform efforts. This is achieved through investigative journalism, advocacy, research and education.

Investigative Journalism

Justice isn’t always just. Just ask exoneeres at Innocence Network Conference in Memphis, Tennessee

May 23, 2018

None of the exonerees who journeyed to Memphis from all over the US traveled light. With an astonishing 3,501 years behind bars clocked up between them for heinous crimes they did not commit – including arson, murder, rape, and robbery – these “innocents” of all ages, stages, colours and creeds ...

Why government should focus more on keeping people out of prison

May 09, 2018

The question is why does the government not focus more on keeping people out of prison – a more cost-effective and humane solution?

Free State ANC tramples on justice

Apr 13, 2018

WJP's Ruth Hopkins reveals how several cases involving party members point to the political silencing of their often poor opponents.

Outreach & Education