Jane Ryan specialises in public law and human rights with a particular focus on the civil liberties of prisoners and those detained under immigration powers. She regularly represents prisoners in proceedings before the Parole Board and in claims against the Prison Service. She has worked on a number of cases with transgender people who have been mistreated in police and prison custody.
Jane writes regularly for Legal Action Group on immigration detention and has published articles on the rights of pregnant women in immigration detention and transgender people in the criminal justice system. She has presented at the Transgender Europe conference on the rights of transgender people in the UK criminal justice system and speaks at events relating to LGBTI and women’s rights.