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Review into prison welfare system

Prisoners in Jersey have been interviewed as part of a review into whether the Prison Board of Visitors complies with human rights regulations.

The board is responsible for the welfare of inmates at La Moye, and is made up mostly of jurats (lay jurors).

As they are also involved in sentencing prisoners, a scrutiny panel is looking at a possible conflict of interest.

In the UK the monitoring board for prisons is independent. Jersey has 12 jurats, each elected for life.

They form the Royal Court, alongside the Bailiff.

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