Imposition consultation – Sentencing Council

Posted January 15th, 2016 in community service, consultations, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Sentencing Council is proposing to issue a new definitive guideline for imposition of community and custodial sentences.’

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Sentencing Council, 14th January 2016

Source: https://consult.justice.gov.uk

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Too many offenders let off probation, inspectors say – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2016 in community service, news, probation, reports, sentencing by sally

‘The way that offenders sentenced to unpaid community work in England and Wales are managed and supervised has been criticised by inspectors.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2016

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Nurses jailed for falsifying stroke patients’ records – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2015 in community service, negligence, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

‘Two nurses have been jailed for “playing with people’s lives” by falsifying vulnerable stroke patients’ vital medical tests.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2015

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Foreign prisoners ‘will be let out early’ under agreement they leave UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2015 in community service, deportation, early release, immigration, news, prisons by sally

‘The new plans have surfaced among fears that tension is mounting in overcrowded prisons.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2015

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Postman walks free after stealing 11,000 items of post over 22 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A postman who has stolen over 11,000 items of post since 1993 says he is “so sorry” for what he did.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2015

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Up-skirt lewd photographer sentenced to community order – BBC News

‘A PhD student who took lewd pictures up women’s skirts at a wedding has been spared jail so he can learn how to control his “urges”.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2015

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Fake monk Damon Kelly spread gay hate leaflets – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2015 in community service, freedom of expression, harassment, homosexuality, news by sally

‘A fake monk who distributed leaflets condemning homosexuality and other “works of darkness” has been banned from doing so for five years.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2015

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Woman who grew cannabis to help dying husband gets community order – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2015 in cancer, community service, drug offences, medical treatment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who grew cannabis worth £34,000 to extract hemp oil to act as a painkiller for her dying husband has been sentenced to an 18-month community order after a judge accepted she was not embroiled in a commercial enterprise.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Stephen Tillyer sentenced over £300k viola theft from train – BBC News

‘A man who stole a viola worth £300,000 after it was left on train has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2015

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Banker who took ‘upskirt’ pictures of women avoids prison sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 11th, 2015 in community service, news, outraging public decency, photography, sentencing by tracey

‘A banker who commuted from Hull to London to take “upskirt” pictures of women on Tube escalators has been spared jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2015

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Scott Gibson death: Cumbria Police officer found guilty – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2015 in careless driving, community service, homicide, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A Cumbria Police officer has been found guilty of causing the death of a motorcyclist by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2015

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Former lawyers convicted of providing illegal immigration advice – Legal Futures

‘A former solicitor and barrister have both been convicted and sentenced by magistrates for the providing unregulated immigration advice and services.’
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Legal Futures, 20th August 2015

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Woman fined nearly £300 for stealing three bottles of baby milk – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2015 in charities, community service, fines, magistrates, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A woman has been fined nearly £300 for stealing three bottles of baby milk at South Derbyshire Magistrates Court this week.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2015

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Bus driver escapes jail sentence for killing cyclist – The Independent

Posted August 10th, 2015 in community service, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A bus driver who failed to stop for 24 metres after hitting and dragging a cyclist under his vehicle has escaped jail despite causing his death.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2015

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‘I watched the man convicted of sexually abusing me as a child walk free from court with a fine’ – The Independent

‘A child sex abuse victim who was attacked by her sister’s fiancé when she was just 10 years old has started a campaign to change the legal system that saw her abuser walk free from court.’
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The Independent, 29th July 2015

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UK teenager sentenced over ‘biggest’ web attack – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2015 in community service, computer crime, internet, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A British teenager has been sentenced for his part in what was called the “biggest cyber attack in history”.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2015

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Criminal with 500 offences avoids jail sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 6th, 2015 in community service, imprisonment, news, public order, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘Career criminal has committed 506 offences but has avoided prison for each of his latest crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2015

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Women in prison equals children without mothers, say justice groups – The Independent

‘12,000 women are sentenced each year in the UK – leaving about 20,000 children without mothers, according to Women in Prison’

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The Independent, 16th May 2015

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Motorist escapes jail after three-year-old is crushed to death by Land Rover trailer – Daily Telegraph

‘The heartbroken family of a three-year-old boy crushed to death by a runaway trailer yesterday branded the motorist’s sentence a “joke” after he escaped prison.

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2015

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Neknominate goldfish man banned from owning fish – BBC News

‘A man who was filmed swallowing a goldfish for the Neknominate online drinking game has been been banned from owning fish for five years.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2015

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