R (on the application of WB and another) v Secretary of State for Justice

Prison – Prisoner. The claimant remand prisoner sought judicial review of the decision not to temporarily admit her to the mother and baby unit pending the outcome of her trial for attempted murder and wounding with intent and sentence. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that, amongst other things, the procedure adopted by the prison authorities had not complied with the procedural requirements imposed. Accordingly, the decision was wrong as a matter of domestic public law and disproportionate.

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