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Tag: Prisoner’s rights

7 September 2020

Covid-19 legislation extends pre-trial custody time limits

The 2020 Regulations extend pre-trial custody time limits in the Crown Court to a maximum of 238 days, with the ultimate intention of easing the backlog of cases in the Crown Court as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the new limits – which apply to children and adults alike – may serve to unfairly remand innocent individuals in custody.

4 July 2017

Child held in unlawful isolation at Feltham Prison

AB v Secretary of State and Youth Justice Board [2017] EWHC 1694 (Admin) The High Court has held that the segregation of a child for over 22 hours a day at Her Majesty’s Young Offender Institution (HMYOI) Feltham breached Article 8 of the ECHR and the Young Offender Institution Rules 2000.