Post-tariff IPP prisoner treated unlawfully by Parole Board and Secretary of State


A prisoner detained post-tariff on a sentence of imprisonment for public protection applied for judicial review of (1) a decision of the Parole Board not to recommend his transfer to open conditions as a prelude to release and (2) a decision of the Secretary of State for Justice that there should be 18 months until his next parole review.

The High Court upheld his challenges to both decisions and ordered that the Parole Board hold a fresh oral hearing to determine the claimant’s suitability for transfer to open conditions.
Darryl Hutcheon appeared on behalf of the Claimant.

The judgment is available here.