Month: July 2017

Crowdfunder success!

Article 39 is delighted that our crowdfunder to legally challenge painful and unjustified restraint of children escorted to/from secure children’s homes has been successful. We raised over £10,000 days before our deadline! Had our initial target of £8,000 not been reached by the morning of 27 July, we would have been unable to collect any…

Solitary confinement of child ruled unlawful

The Howard League for Penal Reform has won a very important legal case, which should protect child prisoners from prolonged solitary confinement without regular reviews and education. The charity intends to appeal the judge’s decision that the child’s isolation for more than 100 days did not amount to inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. Carolyne…