Archived Prisoners' Rights stories

Conference on parole
Simon Creighton is one of the speakers at a conference on the future of parole and the Parole Board.
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Tara Hudson welcomes transgender policy review
On 8 December 2015 the Secretary of State for Justice commissioned a review of the policy on care and management of transgender prisoners. The announcement followed a letter before claim sent on behalf of Tara Hudson, a transgender prisoner who is challenging her allocation and the policy. She is...
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Transgender woman receives settlement and apology from the Prison Service
The Ministry of Justice has settled a claim for discrimination and breach of human rights bought by a transgender woman prisoner who was segregated in a male prison for 14 months and was denied a transfer to a women’s prison. Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy acted for the Claimant.
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Article in The Guardian
Bhatt Murphy Solicitors are currently acting for a number of prisoners who have been removed from open prison conditions or refused release because of the chaos at the Home Office about the status of foreign national prisoners.
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Duty of Care to Cellmate in Jail Suicide
In Butchart v The Home Office, 15 March 2006 the Court of Appeal has considered a strike out application by the Home Office in respect of a psychiatric injury claim by Mr Butchart arising from the suicide of his cell mate, Ian Holms.
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LGBTQ People In Prison Read More
International Women’s Day – What More Can the Law do for Women? Read More
Simon Creighton on Unreliable Evidence Read More
Conference on parole Read More