Tag: Prisoner’s rights
JfKL, Howard League, and Liberty request withdrawal of Covid-19 extension to pre-trial custody time limits
Just for Kids Law together with the Howard League for Penal Reform and Liberty have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Justice requesting the withdrawal of the revised and extended custody time limits.
Young offenders may be eligible for temporary release as a result of Covid-19
The Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service have introduced the End of Custody Temporary Release Scheme (ECTR) which applies to young offenders. The criteria governing the temporary release of young offenders has been set out in Rule 5A of the Young Offender Institution Rules 2000, 'Coronavirus Restricted Temporary Release'.
Child held in unlawful isolation at Feltham Prison
AB v Secretary of State and Youth Justice Board  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.