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Short Update: The Ministry of Justice released more than 140 offenders from prisons into hotels and Bed & Breakfasts

FairTrialsAdmin - July 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prisoner releases

On 16 June 2020, it was reported that the Ministry of Justice ("MoJ") used hotels and Bed & Breakfasts to house more than 140 offenders following their release from prison during the UK's Coronavirus lockdown.  The MoJ said that the use of hotels was a "last resort" to prevent offenders from becoming homeless and sleeping rough during the pandemic. The MoJ did not share information regarding the offences committed by individual offenders with hotel owners, but instead said that the offenders housed by hotels were subject to strict vetting.  

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