HMP Blundeston inmate in human rights bid to keep jail open


Closing a Suffolk prison will breach an inmate's human rights, lawyers have told the government. The legal team alleges the therapy he is receiving at HMP Blundeston, to help him avoid re-offending on release, would be disrupted. In September, the Ministry of Justice said the prison, near Lowestoft, was set to close by the end of the year. Lawyers have written to the ministry to criticise the plan, which they said was decided without consultation. The letter, written by EBR Attridge solicitors and seen by the BBC, also says there was no assessment carried out on the impact of closure.