Letter: Solicitors' visits to remand prisoners

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The Independent Online
Sir: Adam Sampson (Letters, 13 July), speaking about remand prisoners, says that solicitors are 'too busy or too proud to visit the prison'. I do not think there is any justification for this proposition. Indeed, solicitors spend a lot of time trying to see their clients in remand prisons, who are frequently moved and, also, under the old system, it was rarely possible to see a prisoner within the remand period of a week because of the problems of getting an appointment in that time.

Yours faithfully,


Jeffrey Gordon & Co, Solicitors

London, SW11

15 July