Who we are
The Fitted-In Project is a group of concerned people who decided to organise themselves to achieve their potential to facilitate policy changes in the criminal justice system. It dedicates immeasurable time and effort helping individuals who have become involved in cases of injustice caused by the failures of the criminal justice system, including the Crown Prosecution Service. Author Satish Sekar wrote Fitted In: The Cardiff 3 and the Lynette White Inquiry and also The Cardiff Five: Innocent Beyond Any Doubt. Both books detailed what is now acknowledged to be one of Britain’s most notorious miscarriages of justice. Sekar is the Founder and CEO of the Fitted-In Project, which published the book Fitted In: The Cardiff 3 and the Lynette White Inquiry 14 years ago, but soon realised that its work was not complete.
The conviction of Jeffrey Gafoor, the real killer of Lynette White, justified our belief in the case of the Cardiff Five and its potential to change the criminal justice system, but it soon raised other issues that could not be resolved by books alone. We recognised that we needed to evolve and decided to expand the scope of The Fitted-In Project. We began that process by formally establishing The FIP as a company limited by guarantee in February 2010 to enable us to conduct projects and activities that would highlight our concerns and improve the lives of the victims of miscarriages of justice and improve the criminal justice system in the process.
The Fitted-In Project highlights issues related to under-reported areas of miscarriage of justice work. These injustices devastate lives and not just of those wrongly accused. Some victims of these injustices are not even recognised as having suffered a miscarriage of justice. It is a grave injustice that people such as Colin Stagg are not recognised as victims of miscarriages of justice. Stagg was vindicated by the acceptance of responsibility by Robert Napper, but definitions of miscarriages of justice do not include those acquitted at trial.
We believe that people who can be proved innocent must be considered victims of miscarriages of justice. Four of the seven vindication cases in the DNA age in Britain involve people who were acquitted at trial. It is not enough to say that they have not been proved guilty; they are demonstrably innocent and that must be acknowledged in order to help them move on and society too and to help develop a criminal justice system that is fit for purpose and just. The FIP believes that people like Colin Stagg must be acknowledged as victims of miscarriages of justice. The definition must change to recognise what they have been through and begin the process of restorative justice for them
Satish is an experienced human rights and civil liberties advocate and writer whose work has benefited many people. He works hard, is afraid of no-one and puts his heart and soul into fighting cases of injustice.
Satish is reliable, informed, thorough, and dependable. And has proved to be a veritable one man army in the pursuit of justice on countless occasions.
Satish Sekar’s meticulous attention to detail and dogged determination to pursue an objective was key to unraveling a complex murder case that had resulted in an appalling miscarriage of justice. His commitment to establishing the truth cannot be questioned.
Satish is an experienced and able author and investigative journalist with a long track record in campaigning against miscarriages of justice. He continues acting as a pressure group to alleviate the problems which those wrongfully convicted suffer in the long term, even after they have been vindicated. He is also actively involved in anti-racism initiatives, particularly in football, and seeks to improve racial equality by increasing the sporting opportunities available for disadvantaged group
Satish is a determined and meticulous researcher. His work is always reliable.
Satish Sekar - Founder & CEO
Satish began working on justice issues in 1990, helping to set up human rights solidarity campaigns over the use of the death penalty in the Caribbean and the USA. His greatest success is the incredible case of the Cardiff Five (Yusef Abdullahi, Stephen Miller, Tony Paris and the cousins John and Ronnie Actie).
What we do
In addition to projects, we decided to participate in and initiate activities that further the Aims and Objectives of The FIP. Highlighting issues such as vindication, which we pioneered, after-care for victims of miscarriages of justice, which includes the effect on their families, the effect of tariffs on them and the use of sport to assist them to rebuild their lives. We publish reports on some of these projects and pamphlets on specific issues.
The FIP also assists people by hiring out the expertise of our members for activities that fit our Aims And Activities.