R v G4S

Published on 01/07/2020

March 2019. G4S Care and Justice Services (UK) Ltd received maximum sentence for breaching s.8 (1) Health Act 2006 after pleading guilty to four charges of failing to stop detainees at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre from smoking. Syan prosecuted the case instructed by Crawley Borough Council.

The prosecution was brought after the High Court had ruled that the exemption under the Health Act 2006 that applies to prisons did not apply to immigration removal centres.