High Court

Court of Appeal allows charities to challenge legal aid cuts for prisoners

Two charities have today (Tuesday 28 July) won the right to challenge legal aid cuts for prisoners after the Court of Appeal ruled there was a risk that the system could be unfair and unlawful. The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service (PAS) have been inundated with requests for help from […]

Prisoners Bullied Into Converting To Islam – Almost 1/5 Have Been Physically Attacked

Sky News reports today that increasing numbers of British inmates are being bullied into converting to Islam while in jail – and in a survey to be published next month by the national newspaper for prisoners Converse, 36% of those reponding to the newspaper’s survey said they had been threatened during their sentence if they […]