This is one man's harrowing story of frustration and determination as he battled for access rights to his young daughters following the bitter break-up of his marriage.
Incredibly, his was a journey that spanned almost ten years, with 133 hearings by 33 judges, and which reportedly cost the taxpayer over GBP1 million. What should have been a "simple contact dispute" somehow resulted in this innocent family man effectively being criminalized by the family courts, resulting in a stretch on the A Wing of the infamous Pentonville prison, which housed convicted murderers, terrorists, gun runners and drug dealers.
Mark Harris eventually took his case public and the campaign for fathers' rights took off - with the formation of Fathers 4 Justice. This is a shocking story that deserves to be heard.
Family Court Hell
ISBN 1-906206-12-0 U.K.
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Jailed for waving at my daughter
By JENNY JOHNSTON and RACHEL HALLIWELL
25th June 2007
Denied access to his three children after his divorce, Mark was jailed for standing outside his house to wave to them. It took ten years and 133 hearings before they were reunited. How CAN the Government insist cases like his are kept secret?