Prisoner escape: Government needs to start an independent review of prisoner categorisations

7 Sep 2023

EMBARGO: Immediate Release 

Responding to the news that terror suspect, Daniel Abed Khalife, has escaped from Wandsworth Prison, a Category B prison, Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael MP said:

“There are serious questions to answer about how Daniel Abed Khalife escaped - and why he was placed in HMP Wandsworth in the first place.

“Prison staffing shortages and retention issues have become the norm under this Conservative Government. We cannot let prison breaks become commonplace, too. 

“The Ministry of Justice has announced a review into this specific case and why a terror suspect was placed in a Category B prison, but their response must go further. We now need an independent review into the entire prison categorisation process. 

“It’s the only way to prevent this deeply troubling situation from ever happening again.”





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