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The secret imprisonment of Wanda Maddocks

What the secret imprisonment of Wanda Maddocks has shown is that an anonymous judgment does not tell you everything about a case. The Daily Mail wrote more about the case today. I do think the wider issue will also have more attention in the future.

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Gladiatrix said…
According to a comment on the Wanda Maddocks story posted on the thisistaffordshire website, Ms Maddocks is the second person to be imprisoned secretly and without legal representation by Judge Martin Cardinal.

The OJC will not deal with a complaint about case management or a case judgement, which is a clear denial of justice, is there any chance of you raising this with the Lord Chancellor and asking that the judge be charged with abuse of office and disrepute?
Gladiatrix said…
According to a comment posted on this story on the thisistaffordshire website, Wanda Maddocks is the second person to be jailed without publicity or legal representation by Judge Martin Cardinal.

This needs to be raised on the floor of the House of Commons and the Lord Chancellor should be asked to confirm that the judge will be suspended, preferably without pay, while his conduct is investigated and if necessary a disciplinary hearing for abuse of authority and bringing the judiciary into disrepute will be held.
John Hemming said…
This is a judicial decision and is therefore dealt with through the appellate process. Parliament can, in fact, remove a judge. However, I need people to come to me with case details to deal with as appropriate. I cannot simply refer to a comment on a newspaper article without any idea who is behind it.
Jake Maverick said…
it's not dat serious, in the scheme of things....murders, torture, gang rapes....althoug the real motive behind this one appears to be financial/ job cration/ employment, liberating assests far more serious crimes being committed by these nameless psychopaths....non physical entites don't go around attack people, that's absurd!
Stephen Bourne said…
I can only surmise that Mrs Maddocks thought the same as myself that social services were there to help support and protect the elderly.
After probably relentless ignorance towards her farther and her self and god forbid she raised a complaint "Bad Idea"

Her life irrespective of any blame or not will have become a living hell of lies

I have first hand experience of the defamation Staffordshire councils are capable of. It is time for transparency and no secret courts full stop.

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