AB (A Child), R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Justice [2017] EWHC 1694 (Admin) (04 July 2017)

14 Nov 2017

Mr Justice Ouseley:

The Claimant, anonymised as AB because of his youth, who turned 16 after the start of proceedings in February 2017, is serving a 12-month Detention and Training Order, DTO, in Feltham Young Offender Institution. He is due for release in July 2017. His behaviour is, on any view, challenging. He has been removed from association in circumstances which the Claimant's lawyers, the Howard League for Penal Reform, describe as "solitary confinement", and as "prolonged solitary confinement". This is said to involve a breach of the YOI Rules, and Articles 3 and 8 ECHR. The YOI Rules are said to have been further breached in relation to the provision of education.


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