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Charities challege MoJ over COVID-19 restrictions

The Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prison Reform Trust has called on the government to end the “inhumane and untenable” practice during the COVID-19 outbreak. As an alternative, the charities urged the government to increase the number of people freed from prison to finish their sentences in community… Campaigners have called for the prison system to find alternatives to the use of solitary confinement during the COVID-19 outbreak....