Riley, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 11 Sep 2012

The prisoner claimant was severely disabled. He asserted that the Prison Service, acting under the Secretary of State for Justice, had failed to take reasonable steps to enable him to access to offender behaviour work. It is asserted, in particular, that they have failed to obtain appropriate medical advice and treatment for him and that appropriate adjustments to the ordinary prison regime for a prisoner who is approaching the end of a long sentence have not been made. In the round, it was asserted the Secretary of State and the prison have breached their public law duty and, furthermore, are in breach of the Equality Act 2010.
Held: The claima had been settled by agreement, but the court kept the case alive on the court lists to facilitate completion of the settlement.

Jeremy Richardson QC
[2012] EWHC 4407 (Admin)

Prisons, Discrimination

Updated: 04 December 2021; Ref: scu.526590