Archived Prisoners' Rights stories

Published Tuesday January 11 2022
Publication of independent investigation into the death of Baby Brooke Leigh Powell at HMP Styal
The Prison and Probation Ombudsman has published its report into the death of baby Brooke, who tragically died during the process of birth on 18 June 2020 at HMP Styal.
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Published Tuesday September 21 2021
Louise Powell speaks to Newsnight about the loss of her baby Brooke
Louise Powell lost her baby Brooke on 18 June 2020 when she gave birth in her cell at HMP Styal.
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Published Thursday February 4 2021
The High Court has granted a life long worldwide injunction preserving the anonymity of two girl prisoners who committed murder as children.
For the first time in this exceptional jurisdiction the Court found that it had a duty under Article 2 and Article 3 ECHR (risk to life/prohibition on torture) to make a lifelong anonymity order to prevent the real and immediate risk of suicide and self harm by F, a young vulnerable person, should...
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Published Tuesday January 29 2019
Elderly prisoner sues MOJ over rats in prison
An elderly former prisoner has spoken to the Guardian about his appalling living conditions inside HMP Wormwood Scrubs.
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Published Tuesday January 29 2019
Court overturns Parole Board decision
An IPP sentenced prisoner who has now served nearly 3 times his minimum term brought a judicial review against the Parole Board’s decision to refuse to release him or recommend open conditions. On 22 January 2019 Mr Justice Holman found that the Parole Board’s decision was not reliable or fair...
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Transgender prisoner succeeds in judicial review Read More
Prison Damages for failure to protect under Article 2 Read More
Transgender woman prisoner receives settlement and apologies from the Prison Service Read More
Conference on parole Read More
Tara Hudson welcomes transgender policy review Read More
Transgender woman receives settlement and apology from the Prison Service Read More
Article in The Guardian Read More
Duty of Care to Cellmate in Jail Suicide Read More
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