Legal protections within child prisons to be reinstated in March

Article 39 and The Howard League for Penal Reform today (Thursday, 13 January) welcome the fact that new secondary legislation has been introduced that ends the curtailment of critical legal protections to people in prison, including children, that were imposed early on in the pandemic. Legislation rushed through in May and June 2020 permitted the cutting back of basic rights to visits, … Read more

Children’s rights legal digest – October 2021

This year we are dedicating four issues of our children’s rights legal digest to landmark judgments that have strengthened the protection of children’s rights in England. This month we revisit a successful judicial review brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform which confirmed that children in custody are entitled to the protections guaranteed in … Read more