The QT

Tuesday 18 June 2024
18/06/2024

Region’s criminal justice system at ‘tipping point’

EXCLUSIVE: Operator suspended transfer of North East defendants to court amid fears there was nowhere for those remanded in custody to go. Simon Rushworth reports
  • ‘Chronic overcrowding’ at Durham leads to firm frequently transferring the region’s prisoners and accused hundreds of miles
  • Solicitor says the situation is unprecedented and it is a lottery as to where defendants are remanded
  • Ministry Of Justice tell The QT that they ‘will always ensure there are sufficient places’ for those sentenced to custody

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