Legal Database


Instant access to Judgments in over 1,400 legal cases relating to prisons, brought by prisoners and by prison officers against the Government. The cases go right back to the case of St.Germain in 1979 - the case that chiselled the rights of prisoners to bring judicial review proceedings into human rights bedrock

Legal Database


  • Prison Legal Cases Database Over 1,400 up-to-date prison law judgments
  • Introduction to the Law & Prisoners Explained by expert prison law Barristers
  • Prison Rules 1999 as amended Consolidated copy of the latest Rules
  • A-Z Subject Index 400 prison law subjects - from Access to Justice to Zoonotic Infections with cases and materials
  • Appeals Criminal appeals expertly explained
  • Websites of Interest
Landmark Cases*
  • Anderson v BOV Wormwood Scrubs Legal Representation Adjudications
  • Bamber v Secretary of State (2020) Cat A Review & Oral Hearing
  • Bewry v Secretary of State (2007) IMB Member challenges SoS
  • Books For Prisoners Barbara Gordon Jones
  • Carroll and others - Strip, Squat Searches
  • Couzens et al 2022 Whole Life Orders
  • Daly v Secretary of State Legal Letters searching
  • Ezeh and Connors Adjudication Legal representation
  • Hague & Weldon Governors Decisions
  • Helens Law The Bodyless Case of MacKenney and Pinfold
  • Jogee - Joint Enterprise and the law that took a wrong turn
  • Leech Governors Adjudications House of Lords
  • Leech Solicitors Letters legal professional privilege
  • Osbourne v Parole Board - Requirement to hold Oral Hearings
  • Prison Officer Ben Plaistow v Secretary of State for Justice
  • Raw v Parole Board [2021] EWHC 1934 - Parole where guilt is denied
  • Raymond v Honey Governor in Contempt of Court House of Lords
  • Stewart, Couzens and Others - Whole Life Sentence,
  • St Germain v Hull BOV the case that started it all COA
  • Tarrant & Others v Home Secretary Legal Representation Adjudications
  • Worboys (John Radford) Judicial Review 2018 - Changing Parole
  • Worboys (John Radford) Sentencing Remarks 2009 - Background
And 1,400 other prison legal cases too!

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