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Lay Observers

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Lay Observers are independent, unpaid, public appointees made by the Secretary of State for Justice under S.81(1)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991. They have a duty to inspect the conditions in which Detained Persons are transported or held by escort and custody contractors in England and Wales.

They visit:

courts to confirm that Detained Persons are being treated decently, inspect conditions in custody areas, and inspect the vehicles used by the contractors;
police stations to observe the handover of Detained Persons from the police to the contractors;
prisons to observe the handover of Detained Persons from prison to the contractors and vice versa;
prisons to observe Detained Persons escorted there from other prisons using the Inter Prison Transfer [IPT] contract and inspect the vehicles used by the contractor.

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