What has happened with prisoner release and covid-19 infection in prisons this week? Experts and the Government’s own pandemic plan mentioned here confirm that there is
Joint Committee on Human Rights questions to Robert Buckland during Covid-19
This is a very short blog reflecting on the questions asked on Monday 20th April, by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, about the Lord
Why are the government delaying prisoner release?
Many people in our prisons do not need to be punished by imprisonment. Their crimes are neither so serious nor so dangerous that prison is the only possible punishment. 1 in 10 people in prison hasn’t been convicted of any crime & is on remand. By continuing to hold these people in prison during the pandemic the government risks their lives and the wellbeing of their families on the outside.