14 July 2014
This briefing relates to four aspects of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill:
- Opportunity for review of whole life prison orders
- Offences involving ill-treatment or wilful neglect
- The use of physical restraint in secure colleges
- Proposed reforms to judicial review
We recommend support for amendments tabled by Lord Lester of Herne Hill on whole life prison orders, and Lord Pannick's amendments on clauses relating to judicial review. We also recommend revisions to the provisions on the use of restraint in secure colleges and the new offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect.
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