Prison Law

 

Locked Up and in Trouble?

Our involvement with our clients does not necessarily end after sentencing. Our specialist prison law team is committed to defending the rights of all those being kept in custody. We can advise and assist clients on a national basis with the numerous difficult issues that can arise when serving a sentence, including:

  • Adjudication and disciplinary matters
  • Lifer issues and parole
  • Categorisation
  • Licence recalls
  • Home detention curfew
  • Sentence planning and progression
  • Sentence calculation
  • Judicial reviews
  • Licence conditions
  • Transfers
  • Visits
  • Human rights issues

Adjudications And Disciplinary Matters

When Prisoners are said to have broken any prison rules, they can be made subject to disciplinary proceedings, known as adjudications. If this is happening to you, we can help.

Lifer Issues And Parole

There are many convicted prisoners who must apply to the Parole Board for release or early release. We can help prisoners make representations to the Parole Board for release.

Categorisation

All prisoners when they arrive at prison are categorised. These categories can have a significant impact on how a sentence will be served. It is therefore important that they are set fairly. If you are not sure about any aspect of the categorisation process, call us.

Licence Recalls

All individuals on licence can be recalled to prison. The recall is initiated by the probation service and is ordered by the secretary of state. If this affects you or someone you know, we can try and reverse the decision.

Home Detention Curfew (HDC)

Prisoners who have been sentenced to less than four years in custody may be eligible for early release under the HDC scheme. We can offer advice in respect of the way in which to make an application or assist in making representations should early release be refused.

Additional Services From Platt Halpern

Serving a sentence is hard enough. Let us help you make sure you are being treated correctly. On your behalf we can also deal with:

  • Sentence planning and progression
  • Sentence calculation
  • Judicial reviews
  • Licence conditions
  • Transfers
  • Visits
  • Human rights issues

Contact The Prison Law Team

Contact Naila Akhter online or by phone on 0161 224 2555.

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