R(PMG) v Secretary of State for Justice
The Claimant, a senior member of a serious organized criminal gang, was released on licence from a lengthy sentence for GBH. She challenged the management of her licence conditions by her offender manager (probation officer).
The Claimant was subject to a standard licence condition which provided that the Claimant could only live at an address which had been approved by her offender manager. The Claimant wished to live with her daughter, K. Her offender manager declined to approve that address because the Claimant posed an indirect threat to her daughter; the Claimant’s involvement in organized crime gave rise to that threat.
The Claimant sought permission to challenge the offender manager’s decision. The Claimant claimed that the offender manager’s decision unlawfully placed too much weight on the Claimant’s denial of guilt. She also claimed that the decision was erroneous because there was no recent evidence of the Claimant being involved in organized crime.
Permission to seek judicial review was refused.