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Prison Law Bulletin

The GCN prison law team produce regular updates to supplement their seminar training activities. These updates can be accessed from this page by following the links below. New updates will be announced in the "What's new" section of the website. See bottom of page for how to join our mailing list to recieve future editions by email.

See also our list of reported and notable prison law cases which includes links to news stories providing additional commentary and judgments.

Prison Law Bulletin - July 2011

  • Sentence Calculation (Elam v SSJ) – post-Noone case
  • Category A – Oral Hearings (Longmire v SSJ; Mackay v SSJ)
  • Adjudications – Religious Discrimination (Bashir v Independent Adjudicator) > news story
  • Foreign National Prisoners – Open Conditions (Omoregbee v SSJ)
  • HDC – Discrimination (Young v Gov HMP Highdown)
  • Recall (Jorgenson v SSJ) > news story
  • PSIs – PSI 32/2011 and PSI 11/2011

Prison Law Bulletin - January 2011

  • Voting rights (Chester v SSJ and Greens & MT v UK)
  • Oral hearings (Osborn & Booth) > news story
  • Delay - damages (Faulkner v SSJ)

Prison Law Bulletin - August 2010

  • HDC (Noone) > news story
  • Failure to provide oral hearing - (Roose v SSJ and the PB)
  • Refusal to re-categorise (Krstic) > news story
  • Coroners & Justice Act 2009
  • Risk Aversity and the Parole Board
  • PSI 36/2010 - The Indeterminate Sentences Manual (PSO 4700)
  • Party Poopers - PSI 38/2010

Prison Law Bulletin - June 2010

  • Early release (Robinson v SSJ)
  • HDC Recall - Appeals procedure (McAlinden v SSHD)
  • Adjudication Appeals
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Categorisation and OBPs

Prison Law Bulletin - March 2010

  • New PSIs
  • Indeterminate sentences; Disability Discrimination Act; access to coursework (Gill v SSJ)
  • Foreign national prisoners; discrimination; compliance with statutory duty EHRC v SSJ)
  • Repatriated prisoners; article 5 (Orobator v HMP Holloway & Anor)
  • Licence conditions; Probation Service (O'Dowd (Boy George) v National Probation Service London)
  • Sentencing; Home Detention Curfew (Round & Anor v R)
  • Indeterminate sentences; category D (Guittard) > news story
  • IEP scheme (Hewlett v SSJ)
  • Parole Board delay and Article 5(4) (Hoole v PB, Degainis v SSJ, Gray v SSJ and Johnson v SSJ)

Prison Law Bulletin - January 2010

  • Transfer to open conditions without PB recommendation (Guittard) > news story
  • Oral Hearings - the battle begins
  • Parole Intervals (Johnson v SSJ)
  • Consenting to punishment (KB v SSJ)
  • Penalising offenders in denial (Hewlett v SSJ)
  • And finally...

Prison Law Bulletin - November 2009

  • Parole Board Delay and Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners - the current state of the law
  • Prisoners serving indeterminate sentences who are not able to progress to release due to the lack of availability of relevant coursework (James, Lee & Wells) > news story
  • Pure delay cases (Faulknerv SSJ, Betteridge v PB and Pennington v PB)


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