Blackstones Prison Law Handbook 2014-2015

Paperback | December 14, 2013

byMargaret Obi

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An ideal first source of reference for practitioners, judges, and legal representatives working on any case affecting prisoners, Blackstone's Prison Law Handbook is a complete practical guide to the main areas that give rise to prisoner complaints which include sentence calculation,Independent Adjudications, licence recall, and Parole Board hearings.The Handbook emphasises practical considerations which the practitioner should take into account and refers to the most recent relevant statutory provisions, key domestic and European cases, Prison Service Instructions (PSIs), and Prison Service Orders (PSOs), allowing practitioners to keep up todate in a fast moving area. Blackstone's Prison Law Handbook uses a similar format to Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook with an easy-to-use layout, facilitating quick reading and instant decision-making. Diagrams, flowcharts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. The Handbook also containscross-references to Blackstone's Criminal Practice for further research.

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An ideal first source of reference for practitioners, judges, and legal representatives working on any case affecting prisoners, Blackstone's Prison Law Handbook is a complete practical guide to the main areas that give rise to prisoner complaints which include sentence calculation,Independent Adjudications, licence recall, and Parole...

Margaret Obi is a partner at Powell Spencer and Partners, and the founder member of its leading prison law unit. She also practises in heavyweight crime, including fraud, murder, kidnapping, and rape. She is a prison law specialist on the Law Society's Criminal Law Committee; Legal Advisor to the General Medical Council; and a Panel M...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pagesPublished:December 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199671737

ISBN - 13:9780199671731

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Table of Contents

Part A: The Prison SystemA1 National Offender Management Services (NOMS)A2 The National Probation Service (NPS)A3 Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)A4 Types of PrisonA5 Prison PersonnelA6 Non-governmental organisationsA7 Sources of Prison LawA8 Access to informationPart B: ProcedureB1 OverviewB2 Devolved FunctionsB3 Qualifying CriteriaB4 ScopeB5 New Matter StartsB6 PaymentB7 Associated Civil WorkPart C: The Prison RegimeC1 OverviewC2 Prisoner CategoriesC3 Initial Categorisation and Allocation Category AC4 Re-categorisation and Re-allocation Category AC5 Initial Categorisation and Allocation - Non-Category A PrisonersC6 Re-categorisation and re-allocation Non Category AC7 Challenging Categorisation and Allocation DecisionsC8 Sentence PlanningC9 Challenging the sentence planC10 Requests and Complaints ProcedureC11 Reserved SubjectsC12 Types of complaintC13 Lost or damaged propertyC14 VisitsC15 CorrespondenceC16 Telephone CommunicationC17 SearchesC18 Use of ForceC19 Mandatory Drug Testing (MDT)C20 Work and PayC21 HealthcareC22 The Prison and Probation OmbudsmanC23 Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (PCA)C24 Petition to the Secretary of StateC25 Practical ConsiderationsPart D: Formal Discipline D1 OverviewD2 Charging ProcedureD3 OffencesD4 Preliminary MattersD5 Role of adjudicatorsD6 JurisdictionD7 Legal AssistanceD8 DisclosureD9 Pre-hearing PreparationD10 AdjournmentsD11 Conduct of AdjudicationsD12 EvidenceD13 PunishmentsD14 Minor ReportsD15 Remission and ReviewPart E: Informal DisciplineE1 OverviewE2 Segregation under Rule 45/YOI Rule 49E3 Transfer to other prisons/unitsE4 Re-categorisationE5 Incentives and earned privileges (IEP) schemePart F: Release and ParoleF1 IntroductionF2 Overview Release on Temporary Licence (ROTL)F3 Resettlement Day Release (RDR)F4 Resettlement Overnight Release (ROR)F5 Childcare Resettlement Leave (CRL)F6 Special Purpose Licence (SPL)F7 Temporary Release for JuvenilesF8 Prisoners Requiring Special ConsiderationF9 Challenging refusals to grant ROTLF10 Statutory Overview determinate sentencesF11 Remand TimeF12 Additional Days Awarded (ADA)F13 Sentence CalculationF14 Automatic Release SchemesF15 Juveniles and young offendersF16 Unlawfully at large (UAL)F17 Home Detention Curfew (HDC)F18 Challenging HDC refusalsF19 Challenging sentence calculationF20 Parole - Determinate SentencesF21 Parole - Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners (ISP)F22 Test for ReleaseF23 Move to Open ConditionsF24 ISP Parole ProcedureF25 Pre-Hearing PreparationF26 Practical ConsiderationsF27 Prisoners maintaining innocenceF28 Short tariff prisonersF29 Licence ConditionsF30 Breach of LicenceF31 Fixed Term Recall (FTR)F32 Standard RecallF33 Challenging Adverse Parole DecisionsF34 Release on compassionate groundsF35 Early removal scheme (ERS)F36 Facilitated Return Scheme (FRS)F37 Tariff Expired Removal Scheme (TERS)F38 RepatriationF39 Special RemissionPart G: Judicial ReviewG1 OverviewG2 Alternative remedyG3 Overlap with civil actionsG4 Grounds for JRG5 ProcedureG6 RemediesAppendices:Appendix 1: Prison Rules 1999Appendix 2: Young Offender Institution Rules 2000Appendix 3: The Parole Board Rules 2011Appendix 4: Criminal Justice Act 2003, Schedule 15, 15B