News Articles/Judgments/Reports August 2023

Ministers Plan to Expand Whole-Life Sentences for ‘Most Horrific’ Murderers

‘Wheels Are Coming Off’ Miscarriage of Justice Watchdog, Warns Legal Expert

Pain-Inducing Restraint to be Banned in England and Wales Children’s Prisons

Almost Half Crown Prosecution Service Letters Sent to Public ‘Below Standard’

Is There Any Point in Pre-Charge Bail?

UK Cops Share Dozens of Photos of Dead Bodies and Crime Scenes

Data Breach by Police Forces Affecting Victims of Crimes and Witnesses

Got a Human Rights Issue and Need Guidance? 

Police Unlawfully Storing Personal Data of Suspects Who Were Cleared
Focus on Prison Places  A Political Ploy

Risks/Consequences From Non-Disclosure Agreements Routinely Underestimated 

Met Only Authorised Baton Rounds For Black-Led Events, FOI Reveals

Observer View: Britain’s Brutal and Overcrowded Prisons Pose a Risk to Us All

Prison Living Costs Rule Scrapped For Wrongly Convicted

Contempt of Court – Yet More Confusion and Inconsistency Over Naming of Guilty Party

Serving  Prisoner With a 36HH Bust Wins Sex Discrimination Claim

CCRC Refer Saliah Mehmet and Basil Peterkin to COA

1,300 Deprivation of Liberty Orders Made Against Under 18’s

Open Conditions — A Welcome Reversal, But More Clarification Needed

Kevin Clarke: Family Respond to Gross Misconduct Decision

New Recruitment Process For Magistrates Has Failed - Alien To People Who Are Not Professionals

Rap/Drill Music: A Song Should Not Land the Young in Jail

Judge Wrong to Let 14-Year-Old Boy Instruct Solicitor

Fix ‘Endemic’ Problems in Youth Custody, Urges Prisons Watchdog

Do Evidence Access Rules Hinder the Rectification of Miscarriages Of Justice

End Living Cost Charge for Wrongfully Convicted

Serious Failings Contributed to Death of Baby in Bronzefield Prison Cell

Second HMP Bristol Urgent Notification

Retired Met Police Officers Jailed Over Plot to Share Child Sex Abuse Images