Archive for the 'restraint' Category

Private prisons illegally restrain children – The Independent

“Juveniles in private prisons are at risk of serious injury or death through the use of illegal restraints, according to research by the penal reform charity the Howard League.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ken Clarke faces legal challenge to trace victims of ‘brutality’ in child jails – The Guardian

“A high court challenge has been launched over the Ministry of Justice’s refusal to identify hundreds of children who have been unlawfully restrained in privately run child jails using techniques that have since been banned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Unlawful restraint ‘contributed to death of boy in custody’ – The Guardian

“Inquest jury finds serious system failure at secure training centre where Adam Rickwood, 14, killed himself.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Youth jails yet to introduce new restraint system six years after deaths – The Guardian

“A new system of restraining troublesome children in privately run youth jails has still not come into effect six years after the deaths of two teenagers, the Ministry of Justice confirmed tonight.”

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The Guardian, 26th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jimmy Mubenga: Questions raised over flight guidelines for deportations – The Guardian

“The use of commercial aircraft to transport deportees has been called into question by a British Airways pilot following the death of Jimmy Mubenga.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Revealed: brutal guide to punishing jailed youths – The Observer

“Shocking details of techniques used to inflict pain deliberately on children in privately run jails have been revealed for the first time in a government document obtained by the Observer.”

Full story

The Observer, 18th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Child prison restraint rules to be disclosed – The Independent

“Child protection groups today welcomed the decision to disclose the contents of a secret manual governing the use of physical restraint in child prisons.”

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The Independent, 5th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Injuries prompt youth jail review – BBC News

“Prison chiefs are reviewing how staff restrain inmates at a young offenders’ institution (YOI) after an ‘unprecedented’ number of injuries.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Watchdog investigates man’s death – BBC News

“The death of a man in Cardiff is to be investigated by the watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Approach to restraint of young people to be overhauled following independent review – Ministry of Justice

“The approach to the restraint of young people in young offender institutions, secure training centres and secure children’s homes (under-18 secure estates) is to be overhauled, the government announced today. ”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice,  15th December 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Controversial restraint technique linked to death of child in custody banned – Daily Telegraph

“A controversial restraint technique linked to the death of a child in custody has been banned as the Government announced a major overhaul of control methods in youth detention.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (C) v Secretary of State for Justice – Times Law Reports

Regina (C) v Secretary of State for Justice

Court of Appeal

“Secondary legislation laid before Parliament three weeks after a report sent by the Youth Justice Board to the directors of privatised secure training centres holding children, following two deaths in custody, was quashed as procedurally flawed and in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 14th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Regina (C) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Regina( C) v Secretary of State for Justice; [2008] WLR (D) 262

“The introduction of an amendment to the Secure Training Centre Rules to permit physical restraint of young offenders in secure training centres to ensure good order and discipline without prior consultation with the Children’s Commissioner was unlawful and engaged art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom.”

WLR Daily, 29th July 2008

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.

Court bans physical restraint methods used on children in custody – The Guardian

“Physical restraint methods on young people in secure training centres (STCs) – including pulling back thumbs – have been outlawed today by the Court of Appeal.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prisons: Child secure units still use adult restraint methods, says inspector – The Guardian

“Children being held in secure units are still subjected to restraining techniques designed for adults, with no consistent system of recording the reasons for its use, according to the prisons inspector.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Wood v Director of Public Prosecutions – Times Law Reports

Wood v Director of Public Prosecutions

Queen’s Bench Division

“Where a police officer restrained a person, but did not at that time intend or purport to arrest him, he was committing an assault, even if an arrest would have been justified.”

The Times, 23rd May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Pleae note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Review of the use of restraint in juvenile secure settings – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Minister David Hanson has made a written ministerial statement on the review of the use of restraint in juvenile secure settings.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

MPs urge curb on restraint techniques in child jails – The Guardian

“The use of restraint techniques involving deliberate physical pain in privately run child prisons should be abolished without delay, according to a report from MPs and peers published today.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers ban child restraint techniques – The Guardian

“Two restraint techniques used on children in custody have been suspended by ministers after medical concern. The so-called nose distraction, involving a painful upward chop against the septum, and the ‘double basket’, whereby the arms are crossed and held behind the back, are banned while their safety is checked.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Eye spray used on ‘unruly pupils’ – BBC News

“Police used pepper spray to restrain two 15-year-old pupils after officers were called to a school disturbance.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child restraint rules challenged – BBC News

“A judicial review will be conducted at the High Court into the use of physical restraint to control children detained in secure training centres.”

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BBC News, 4th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk  


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