A Judicial Review challenge of a Prison Governor'€™s decisions to (1) re-categorise a prisoner upwards from D to C and (2) to refuse release on home detention curfew led to the decision being quashed for (1) irrationality (regard to irrelevant considerations) and (2) failure to give adequate reasons. The Court also granted permission to challenge the handcuffing of the Claimant whilst he was in hospital.

Judgement: Rowen, R (on the application of) v The Governor of HMP Kirkham & Anor [2009] EWHC 3756 (Admin) (03 July 2009)

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