Courtesy of Garden Court Chambers: Coronavirus, Bail and Custody Time Limits
We are grateful to our colleagues at Garden Court Chambers for drafting this protocol for protecting the rights and lives of prisoners and their families, which we fully endorse. It is an essential read for anyone with clients in custody at the present time. Please circulate to all of your professional contacts working in the criminal justice sector.
This document is intended to draw your attention to the serious risks to life that prisoners face during the Covid 19 crisis and to suggest ways to reduce them. It is not intended to be a definitive statement of what needs to be done. You may have other ideas which are equally or more valid. What is certain is that action needs to be taken if lives are to be saved.
Courtesy of Lucie Wibberley, Victoria Meads, Patrick Roche and Keir Monteith QC of Garden Court Chambers.