Supreme Court compensation claim

A killer who knifed a teenager is to take his human rights compensation case to the highest court in the land over a claim prison authorities failed to give him enough help to go straight.

Billy John Brown took the Scottish Government to court because he said he had been denied access to rehabilitation courses recommended by the parole board, but his claim was rejected by the Court of Session in 2015. Now the UK Supreme Court is to rule on his case when it sits in Edinburgh next week, with Scotland’s most senior judge Lord Carloway sitting on the panel.

 

 

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