Published 26th March 2023

Prison pays damages to a woman prisoner restrained by officers when she was naked

YX, the claimant, was restrained by male and female officers whilst she was naked at HMP Bronzefield. It was her case that the restraint amounted to assault, breach of human rights and unlawful discrimination.

The Defendant, Sodexo Ltd paid substantive damages to YX shortly before trial in January 2023.

YX was represented by Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy and Leonie Hirst of Doughty Street Chambers.


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