R v Hull Board of Visitors, ex p St Germain (No .1) [1979]

Facts

  • A prison authority imposed sanctions on prisoners following a riot

Issue

  • Could these sanctions (losses of remission) be subject to judicial review

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • The officers were acting judicially in applying such sanctions, therefore we subject to the jurisdiction of prohibiting (quashing) orders by way of judicial review
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