GJD v Governor of HMP Wakefield and another

Human rights – Right to liberty and security. The Administrative Court dismissed the claimant's application for damages for unlawful detention, following the decision of the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, that his sentence of imprisonment for public protection had been beyond the judge's powers. Although the judge had made a mistake about her sentencing powers, the claimant's detention under her order had been lawful and not arbitrary. Further, he had been provided a reasonable opportunity to demonstrate rehabilitation.

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