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Article published : Friday, July 31st, 2020 11:29 am
theguardian.com
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Ban on prison visits in England and Wales breaches children's rights, say lawyers Legal action taken against Ministry of Justice over coronavirus jail restrictionsThe children of prisoners in England and Wales are having their human rights breached by the ban on jail visits and a lack of video contact, lawyers have claimed, as they begin the first step of legal action against the Ministry of Justice.A 16-month-old baby has had no visual or physical contact with their father for four months during the pandemic, nor has a disabled child with a shortened life expectancy, according to legal letters seen by the Guardian. Both fathers are in HMP Manchester, one serving a sentence of three years and nine months, the other 36 months. Continue reading...
Author : Kate Proctor Political correspondent