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

Sentence – Imprisonment. In the claimant indeterminate sentence prisoner's application for judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decision to transfer him from open conditions back to closed conditions, following the introduction of a 'new absconder policy', the Administrative Court held that fairness had demanded that, after his return, the claimant be given sufficient reasons for the decision and an opportunity to make meaningful representations. However, subject to further argument, it was minded not to grant relief.

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