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Incorrect Data Published

Discussion in 'Probation, Parole, Incarceration' started by Gutted, Feb 17, 2022.

  1. Gutted

    Gutted Law Topic Starter New Member

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    They is information written in a pre-sentence report about myself in 1998, this information is incorrect and describes a crime I have allegedly confessed to attempting to commit.

    I wrote to the author of the most recent pre sentence report written about me in 2019 to complain about the information which the most recent report writer included from the original report from 1998.

    She fobbed me off so I wrote to her area manager and then the regional manager, all whom fobbed me off by saying as the report contains information written more than 3 years old the national offender management service who writes such reports will not look at it.

    I had the option of writing to the prison and probation ombudsman but as I felt he would just uphold their replies I did not do this (I fear legally therefore I will have no further redress despite the very damning reports written about me)

    I then wrote to a specialist prison lawyer who deals with these issues to take this to a judicial review under the data protection act as misinformation, however as I couldn't get legal aid and would have had too fund it myself, I sadly, due to my then circumstances did not take it any further.

    Another excuse given during the initial complaint process was that if I could get the original judges comments from 1998 and it confirmed what I was challenging they would edit and remove the misinformation. I wrote to the ministry of justice to ask them for all the files they held on me from this date. I was sent a big bundle, the only document missing was the judges transcript.

    My question is is what would people think the merits of making an application for a judicial review be now that I have access to more resources? As it is more than 3 months since the last action taken by myself I will be asking the initial judge to consider my application out of time based on the fact I was unable to obtain funding to make a judicial review whilst in prison.

    PS: The only helpful document that I have is the original police charge sheet, paper copy, given to me when I was charged with the crime. I don't believe the police give you these anymore.

    This gives my name, date of offence, location of offence and crucially a section which says "particulars of offence", it's a clear and simple description and is completely different to what has been written about me in presentence reports then and now and crucially then recorded in the courts and printed in the media.

    Sorry it's a long post but it's rather complicated, thanks in advance.
     
  2. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Sorry - this forum is intended to help people with U.S. law matters.
     
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    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    In the US one typically buys a transcript from the court reporter (stenographer) or the court if tape recorded.

    I did an internet search for how you might do that in the UK and came with two sites providing explanations.

    What is a Court Transcript, how do I obtain one and how much does it cost to obtain? - Alexander JLO - A Highly Respected Firm of London Solicitors (london-law.co.uk)

    Apply for a transcript of a court or tribunal hearing - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

    Both sources mention the same form so it's a good bet that the procedure is correct.

    I hope things work out for you.
     
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  4. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Every rule has its exceptions.

    :p
     
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