‘Potentially risky’ people being released after years on remand, watchdog warns – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2023 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons, probation, remand by sally

‘Potentially dangerous prisoners are spending years on remand before disappearing into the community after their release without being properly monitored, the prisons watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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Judges wrong to state views about barristers’ strike, high court told – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2022 in barristers, criminal justice, industrial action, judiciary, news, remand by sally

‘Judges acted wrongly when expressing views on the criminal barristers’ strike as they refused to keep defendants behind bars in cases delayed by the ongoing pay dispute, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2022

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Joint Enterprise Bill Passes First Hearing – Each Other

Posted September 8th, 2022 in appeals, bills, joint enterprise, news, remand by sally

‘On 6 September a Private Members’ Bill calling for fairer appeal processes passed its first reading in the House of Commons. The Criminal Appeal (Amendment) Bill or ‘Joint Enterprise’ Bill, calls for a fairer appeals process for those who remain detained on remand and convicted by joint enterprise will now progress to a second reading later this year. The landmark Bill will help those detained by joint enterprise to invoke their right to a fair trial, which is enshrined in the Human Rights Act (HRA).’

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Each Other, 7th September 2022

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Defendants waiting over six months for trial up 15% in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2022 in criminal justice, delay, news, remand, statistics, trials by sally

‘The government has been urged to tackle “cruel and unjust” waits for defendants in England and Wales to stand trial after figures showed a 15% yearly rise in the number of people being held for longer than the custody time limit of six months.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2022

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Third of remand prisoners in England being held beyond legal time limit for trials – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2021 in coronavirus, criminal justice, delay, detention, news, remand, time limits by sally

‘More than 3,600 people – almost a third of England’s remand prison population – have been held beyond the legal time limit awaiting trials as the pandemic wreaks havoc on the legal process.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2021

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Galiazia v Governor of HMP Hewell and others – WLR Daily

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in law reports, release on licence, remand, sentencing by sally

Galiazia v Governor of HMP Hewell and others [2014] EWHC 3427 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 509

‘Section 240ZA(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, as inserted, allowed time on remand to be counted only against time spent in custody and it could not be credited to reduce time spent on licence.’

WLR Daily, 23rd November 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

£230m wasted on needlessly holding people on remand, says Howard League – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2014 in budgets, charities, news, prisons, remand, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘Up to £230m has been spent “needlessly” holding people on remand in custody who eventually avoided jail, a penal reform charity has said. More than 35,000 people kept on remand in 2013 went on to be either acquitted or be given non-custodial sentences, according to new figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform from the Ministry of Justice through a Freedom of Information request.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2014

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Regina v Leacock; Regina v Blacker; Regina v Trevis; Regina v Nutting; Regina v Morin – WLR Daily

Posted November 19th, 2013 in criminal procedure, imprisonment, law reports, news, remand, sentencing by sally

Regina v Leacock; Regina v Blacker; Regina v Trevis; Regina v Nutting; Regina v Morin [2013] EWCA Crim 1994; [2013] WLR (D) 438

“When sentencing a defendant to a term of imprisonment, section 240(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 provided that the court must direct that, subject to section 240(4), time served in custody on remand should count as time served by him as part of the sentence. Section 240(4)(a) provided that section 240(3) did not apply if while on remand the defendant was a serving prisoner, but there was no separate order under section 240(4). That subsection merely restricted the discretion of the court; the only order a court could make was one under section 240(3).”

WLR Daily, 12th November 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Convicted prisoner has no entitlement to all the rights enjoyed by others – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 14th, 2013 in human rights, murder, news, prisons, remand by sally

The High Court has dismissed an ‘absolutely meritless’ claim by a prisoner that, in serving the non-tariff part of his sentence, he should be afforded all the Convention rights enjoyed by prisoners on remand or those serving time for civil offences such as contempt of court. As he had been deprived of the full panoply of rights, he said, he was a victim of discrimination contrary to Article 14.

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th October 2013

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Human rights violations in EU courts double in five years – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2012 in criminal justice, human rights, news, remand, statistics, trials by sally

“Greece, Bulgaria, Poland and Romania are the worst European Union countries at delivering justice through criminal trials, according to an independent survey of the union’s courts.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Human rights violations in Europe, broken down by country, article violated and judgment

Vulnerable people on remand need help – and not just from the Prison Service – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2012 in bail, budgets, homelessness, local government, news, prisons, remand by sally

“It may be written by the chief inspector of prisons, but don’t be fooled – this report is about social justice not crime.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2012

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Remand prisoners – treated worse than sentenced prisoners – HM Inspectorate of Prisons

Posted August 2nd, 2012 in news, prisons, remand, reports, sentencing by sally

“Many remand prisoners had a poorer regime and less support than sentenced prisoners, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing a short thematic review.”

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HM Inspectorate of Prisons, 2nd August 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Remand prisoners treated worse than sentenced inmates – report – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2012 in news, prisons, remand, reports, sentencing by sally

“Tens of thousands of remand prisoners who are yet to be convicted are treated far worse in jails in England and Wales than sentenced prisoners, according to an official watchdog report.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2012

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O’Connell v Judicial Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife – WLR Daily

Posted October 25th, 2010 in extradition, law reports, remand, sentencing, warrants by sally

O’Connell v Judicial Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife [2010] WLR (D) 26

“It was unjust or oppressive by reason of the passage of time, within the meaning of s 14 of the Extradition Act 2003, to order pursuant to a European arrest warrant the extradition of a person to serve the balance of a sentence of imprisonment after his sentence had twice been extended on appeal, rendering him unlawfully at large, where the requesting authority had without good reason delayed issuing the warrant for a significant period of time.”

WLR Daily, 21st October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Concerns over number of children imprisoned on remand – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2009 in children, imprisonment, news, remand by sally

“An estimated 1,000 children are imprisoned on remand every year but later found innocent at trial, despite guidance which states that children should only be jailed in exceptional circumstances.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk