Beggs, petitioner

Prisoner – Prisoner's correspondence – Human rights. Court of Session: In judicial review proceedings in which the petitioner, a prisoner, complained of maladministration by prison authorities concerning his mail, alleging there was no efficient system of delivery of mail, leading to delay, and no efficient system of sorting privileged mail from other mail, the court held that the complaint about delay was not made out but the complaint about privileged mail was made out: the petitioner's right to respect for his correspondence had been breached and he was a victim for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998 and Scotland Act 1998.

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