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Secret Jailings and the BBC

This story on the BBC news website is as follows:
A woman was reportedly jailed secretly by the Court of Protection recently for disobeying its orders.

The court decides on issues affecting mentally incapable people.

The claims, reported in the Daily Mail, suggest the woman disobeyed orders relating to care for her 80-year-old father, who was suffering from dementia.

It is a bit odd that the BBC report this as if there isn't a court judgment that has been published which already indicated that Wanda Maddocks' imprisonment was subject to reporting restrictions.

Interestingly a BBC journalist actually turned down the story on the basis of the anonymous judgment. It demonstrates the BBC's general complacency about criticisms of the establishment. This is a big problem in Jersey.

Comments

Jake Maverick said…
so how much more of this 'secret' stuff going on?

13 years for me, no end date in sight...
Jake Maverick said…
only OBEYING orders wasn't accepted at nurembourg trials according to what is left of my 'education', so when exactly did the switch occur? genuine FOI request, please dnt censor it!

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