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Short Updated: UK NGO drafts guidance for lawyers to keep unsentenced children out of prison

FT Admin - June 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Remote Justice, Access to a lawyer, Prison conditions

The Howard League for Penal Reform, a prison reform charity, has drafted guidance to help lawyers present effective bail applications for children during the pandemic. The Howard League's guidance sets out that the pandemic has made the experience of children in custody particularly difficult, with most children being placed in solitary confinement with no in-person educational provision, visits or therapy. Consequently, the guidance urges that defence lawyers should make every effort to ensure children are not remanded to custody during this period.  

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