Prisoners plan EU legal fight against 'victim tax' on their wages

Prisoners are set to launch a legal challenge over the Government's plan to put two-fifths of their wages towards a fund for victims.

The case is being led by killer John Hirst, who took the fight for prisoners' votes to the European Court of Human Rights.

Hirst, who was jailed for hacking his landlady to death with an axe, says the Justice Secretary's proposals amount to the 'exploitation' of inmates, who would also be made to work a 40-hour week.

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