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MOJ negligent in failing to prevent attack on vulnerable prisoner

Krstic v Ministry of Justice & Anor

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Prison Law, Public Law

The court held that the Ministry of Justice had been negligent in failing to prevent three prisoners from attacking another vulnerable, high-profile prisoner. The court found that the claimant should not have been moved to the prison, which lacked the necessary facilities to keep him safe from prisoners who had obvious motives for harming him. The court awarded damages for physical injuries and the severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

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