*R (on the application of Khatib) v Secretary of State for Justice

Prison – Life sentence. The claimant prisoner sought judicial review of the decision to classify him as high escape risk. The Divisional Court, in allowing the application in part, held that, although information relating to the work the claimant had done in prison and the reports in his favour had been omitted from consideration in the initial decision, a subsequent review had been entitled to conclude that the additional information would not materially have affected the decision. Further, the reasons had been adequate and there had been no conflation of the tests for determining security classification and escape risk classification.

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