An ideal first source of reference for practitioners, judges, and legal representatives working on any case affecting prisoners, Blackstone's Prison Law Handbook is a complete practical guide to the main areas that give rise to prisoner complaints which include sentence calculation, Independent Adjudications, licence recall, and Parole Board hearings. The Handbook emphasises practical considerations which the practitioner should take into account and refers to the most recent relevant statutory provisions, key domestic and European cases, Prison Service Instructions (PSIs), and Prison Service Orders (PSOs), allowing practitioners to keep up to date in a fast moving area.
Blackstone's Prison Law Handbook uses a similar format to Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook with an easy-to-use layout, facilitating quick reading and instant decision-making. Diagrams, flowcharts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation.
The Handbook also contains cross-references to Blackstone's Criminal Practice for further research.