Walker v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 16 Dec 2009

The claimant challenged his prisoner classification and risk assessment which led to him being held at a high security prison. He was over 60 years old, and in poor health.
Held: The request for review failed. The court was satisfied that at all stages, full account has been taken of the possible impact of the Claimant’s disabilities on his allocation and risk assessment. The precise weight which is given to the Claimant’s disabilities is a matter for the decision maker, and expert evidence had been taken and applied. The placement was neither unreasonable nor disproportionate.

Lloyd Jones J
[2009] EWHC 3292 (Admin)
Prison Act 1952 12 47(1), Prison Rules 1999 3 4(1)
England and Wales


Updated: 01 November 2021; Ref: scu.384154