13 April 2015
A ban imposed by the lord chancellor on prisoners who have a history of absconding being moved to open prisons was ruled unlawful by the High Court in R on the Application of GIlbert v SoS for Justice.
Consultation on government's proposals to reform 1998 act expected within the next two months.
Controversial Judicial Review and Courts Bill has second reading in House of Commons next week.
Lord Wolfson of Tredegar says UK government is working on some of the Thomas Commission's recommendations.
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