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About Laura Janes

Laura Janes is a solicitor and Legal Director at the Howard League for Penal Reform. Laura specialises in representing children in the criminal justice system, with particular expertise in children serving indeterminate sentences.

Articles by Laura Janes

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Draconian cuts to legal aid for prisoners found to be unlawful by Court of Appeal

A rare thing: some good news for prisoners and legal aid. 

Playing politics with prisoners’ access to justice

The UK media has strongly reported the government's punitive restrictions on prisoners receiving books from families and friends. A more dangerous 'reform' excites less attention: the cuts to legal aid for prisoners.

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