Sorry Jo. I assumed I was talking to the same person for my previous question.
My friend is in prison after spending money belonging to her godmother. The godmother gave consent for her and her husband to spend money paying off their debts and altering their house to accommodate her. Unfortunately she had a fall and went into a home. She now has dementia and couldn't testify that their version of events was true, despite the fact she had told a number of us that this was the case.She is the main beneficiary of the godmother's will. When anything happens to her my friend would inherit her house and money anyway.
The prosecution are now returning to court to rubber stamp the proceeds of crime figures and are insisting that her son cannot withdraw any money from her bank account to send via postal order to prison. The money in the account was from her last pay cheque and her husband's. Her son has kept receipts for the money sent to her. Both her sons have just taken on a mortgage for the first time and are getting married soon so they do not have any funds to spare, no matter how they try to adjust as they are not on great salaries. They have been told they will have to find the money themselves.
I wasn't sure if there was any law requiring a basic allowance to be available to her whilst in prison?
Many thanks for your help.