Best practice guidance for Custody Management Directions for those prisoners who may a pose a risk of escape or violence

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This note provides best practice guidance for Custody Management Directions for those prisoners who may a pose a risk of escape or violence. The guidance applies to both Crown and Magistrates’ Courts, but not to civil courts. The objective of the guidance is to ensure that wherever possible the risk of escape or violence by prisoners is identified in advance of a court appearance and is managed by introducing appropriate arrangements that do not unnecessarily prejudice the prisoner.