Legal Aid

Legal aid for prisoners does not need to be cut ? it already has been

PUBLISHED April 23, 2013

Earlier this month, justice secretary Chris Grayling said convicted criminals could be barred from claiming legal aid to fund "unnecessary" complaints about the prison system. He said he was "appalled" at taxpayers' money being used by prisoners to bring "unnecessary legal cases" that could be dealt with by the prison service's internal complaints system. He said the changes would save £4m a year and cut the number of cases by 11,000.

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