Cuts to legal aid: seeking permission for judicial review – CrimeLine

Posted March 6th, 2014 in judicial review, legal aid, news, parole, prisons by tracey

‘Two charities will go to court tomorrow (6 March) to seek permission to challenge the government’s decision to cut legal aid for prisoners.’

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CrimeLine, 5th March 2014

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Parole system failing prisoners and close to be overwhelmed, lawyers warn – The Independent

Posted January 27th, 2014 in budgets, delay, news, oral hearings, parole, prisons, standards, Supreme Court by sally

‘England and Wales’s parole system is on the brink of a crisis that will result in reformed prisoners being detained months after they should have been released, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2014

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How whole-life sentences might comply with human rights convention – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2014 in appeals, human rights, murder, news, parole, sentencing by sally

‘Strasbourg court found that whole-life terms breached human rights of prisoners as they did not provide any review mechanism.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2014

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Judges to hear whole-life term challenges – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2014 in appeals, human rights, murder, news, parole, sentencing by sally

‘The Court of Appeal is due to hear major challenges to whole-life terms given to some killers.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2014

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Man jailed for life for rape gets two-year reduction in minimum term – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in appeals, news, parole, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man jailed for life last year after being convicted of raping a woman in her bedroom in 1997 has won a two-year reduction in his minimum term.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2014

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Life terms plan for terrorists in training – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2014 in imprisonment, news, parole, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Maximum sentences for a range of terrorism offences including weapons training will be upgraded from 14 years to life, the Telegraph can reveal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2014

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The Supreme Court’s curious constitutional U turn over prisoner rights – UK Human Rights Blog

“Writing in his magisterial new work, Human Rights and the UK Supreme Court, Professor Brice Dickson noted that the Human Rights Act had created ‘an internationalized system of human rights protection rather than a constitutional one.’ Indeed, there had been a marked resistance on the part of the Supreme Court to use the common law to achieve the same goal of human rights protection. In Osborn v The Parole Board the Supreme Court seemed to resile from this position.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th October 2013

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Regina (Osborn) v Parole Board; Regina (Booth) v Same; In re Reilly – WLR Daily

Regina (Osborn) v Parole Board; Regina (Booth) v Same; In re Reilly [2013] UKSC 61; [2013] WLR (D) 374

“The protection of rights under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was not a discrete area of the law, based on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, but permeated the domestic legal system. Compliance with article 5.4 of the Convention required that there had, in the first place, to be compliance with the relevant procedural and substantive rules of domestic law.”

WLR Daily, 9th October 2013

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Osborn (FC) (Appellant) v The Parole Board (Respondent); Booth (FC) (Appellant) v The Parole Board (Respondent); In the matter of an application of James Clyde Reilly for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) – Supreme Court

Osborn (FC) (Appellant) v The Parole Board (Respondent); Booth (FC) (Appellant) v The Parole Board (Respondent); In the matter of an application of James Clyde Reilly for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) | [2013] UKSC 61 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th October 2013

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Baby P’s mother Tracey Connelly to be released from prison – The Guardian

“The mother of Peter Connelly, the toddler known as Baby P who died with more than 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register, has been recommended for release from prison by the Parole Board.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2013

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Baby P mother Tracey Connelly ‘may soon be freed’ – The Independent

“The mother of Baby P could be freed from jail within days when her case is considered by the body responsible for deciding whether prisoners can be safely released into the community.”

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The Independent, 30th September 2013

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Regina (Sturnham) v Parole Board and another (No 2) – WLR Daily

Regina (Sturnham) v Parole Board and another (No 2): [2013] UKSC 47;   [2013] WLR (D)  274

“The statutory provisions relating to sentences of imprisonment for public protection involved a higher threshold for the imposition of such sentences than for continued detention after the expiry of a prisoner’s minimum term.”

WLR Daily, 3rd July 2013

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R (on the application of Sturnham) No 2 (Appellant) v The Parole Board of England and Wales and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Sturnham) No 2 (Appellant) v The Parole Board of England and Wales and another (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 46 | UKSC 2013/0152 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 3rd July 2013

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James Bulger killer Jon Venables to be freed – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2013 in murder, news, parole, sexual offences, young offenders by tracey

“One of James Bulger’s killers, Jon Venables, should be released from prison, the parole board has said. Venables was previously paroled, but sent back to jail for accessing child pornography.”

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BBC News, 4th July 2013

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Worcester child killer David McGreavy anonymity waived – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2013 in anonymity, disclosure, murder, news, parole, prisons by sally

“The High Court has overturned an order granting anonymity to a man who murdered three children in Worcester.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2013

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Regina (Faulkner) v Secretary of State for Justice and another; Regina (Sturnham) v Parole Board and another – WLR Daily

Posted May 8th, 2013 in damages, delay, human rights, imprisonment, law reports, parole by sally

Regina (Faulkner) v Secretary of State for Justice and another; Regina (Sturnham) v Parole Board and another [2013] UKSC 23; [2013] WLR (D) 162

“Where it was established on a balance of probabilities that a delay in holding a hearing before the Parole Board, in violation of art 5.4 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, had resulted in the detention of a prisoner beyond the date when he would otherwise have been released, damages should ordinarily be awarded as compensation for the resultant detention.”

WLR Daily, 1st May 2013

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Guidance from the Supreme Court on human rights damages – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in damages, delay, human rights, news, parole, Supreme Court by tracey

“Faulkner, R (on the application of ) v Secretary of State for Justice and another [2013] UKSC 23. The Supreme Court has taken a fresh look at what is meant by the Human Rights Act exhortation to take Strasbourg jurisprudence ‘into account’ when fashioning remedies for violations of Convention rights, in this case the right not to be arbitrarily detained under Article 5.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd May 2013

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R (on the application of Faulkner) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice and another (Respondents); R (on the application of Faulkner) (FC) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) and The Parole Board (Appellant); R (on the application of Sturnham) (Appellant) v The Parole Board of England and Wales and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in compensation, delay, law reports, parole, Supreme Court by sally

R (on the application of Faulkner) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice and another (Respondents); R (on the application of Faulkner) (FC) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) and The Parole Board (Appellant); R (on the application of Sturnham) (Appellant) v The Parole Board of England and Wales and another (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 23 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 1st May 2013

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Supreme court upholds payouts to prisoners over delayed parole hearings – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in compensation, delay, news, parole, Supreme Court by sally

“The UK supreme court has cut the compensation awarded to a life-sentence prisoner whose original release was delayed from £10,000 to £6,500, in a ruling that will nonetheless lead to payouts for scores of convicted murderers, rapists and other violent prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2013

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Adult TV star had curfew tag removed as it would interfere with work – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2013 in community service, electronic monitoring, news, parole by sally

“An adult TV chat show has overturned a court order forcing her to wear an electronic tag after claiming it would put her out of work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2013

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