Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of LEWIS) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE (2011)

PUBLISHED June 29, 2011

[2011] EWHC 1926 (Admin)

Although a strict application of the sentencing policy introduced by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 in relation to long-term prisoners would result in arguably discriminatory anomalies in the case of a prisoner who was serving a lengthy sentence for a non-Sch.15 offence and a much shorter sentence for a Sch.15 offence, it was a policy decision to make an exception for those convicted of violent or sexual offences to reflect the significant public profile of those offences.

QBD (Admin) (Pitchford LJ)