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Letter to Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on Covid-19 and prisons: the need for urgent further action

8 April 2020

“We have set out in previous correspondence your legal duty to take action and we do not doubt that the combination of the dire risks posed by the virus, the lack of progress and the limitations of your response to date will give rise to legal challenges brought on behalf of individuals if decisive action is not taken soon. We hope that will not become necessary and ask that serious consideration is now given to expanding and enhancing your response. We hope that this letter will assist with that exercise.”

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