Published 25th November 2022

Carr v G4S [2022] EWHC 3003 (KB)

Civil proceedings arising from the drugs related death of Andrew Carr in April 2018 at HMP Birmingham when it was being run by G4S. The inquest into his death was critical of G4S’ failure to stop or reduce the ingress of drugs into the prison.  G4S sought to strike out the civil claim on the basis inter alia that a private prison contractor cannot owe a general duty to protect life under Article 2 of the ECHR. That application failed on 7 November 2022 and the claim subsequently settled.

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