Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of GIBSON) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE (2010)

PUBLISHED February 11, 2010

[2010] EWHC 342 (Admin)

A prisoner on licence who did not believe that his breach of curfew should have led to his recall to prison was unsuccessful in his application for a writ of habeas corpus. Habeas corpus was designed to ensure that those who were unjustifiably held in detention were released forthwith. It was not designed to compensate someone for the effect of administrative delay, nor to challenge decisions that were relevant to detention in prison, but were not themselves such as to make that detention unlawful.

QBD (Admin) (Langstaff J)