THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I helped a severely learning disabled prisoner be released from jail.


“Today I met a prisoner. His learning disabilities prevented him from access to a risk reduction programme. He languished in prison as a result. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I established this was discriminatory & helped reduce risk from these prisoners to the public.”

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to support a family when their daughter committed suicide in prison.


“Today I met a mother whose daughter died in prison. She took her own life after telling prison officers she felt suicidal due to detoxing from heroin. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to represent the deceased’s family & young children at the inquest.”

THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to prevent a child being taken away from her mother.


“Today I met a prisoner whose child was going to be taken away from her. The Prison Service had a rigid rule preventing children staying with their mother beyond 18 months of age. THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to challenge the rule so the mother & daughter could stay together.”