63 sex offenders back in jail after lie detector tests – Daily Telegraph

‘Paedophiles and rapists are caught out breaking the terms of their release from prison after undergoing new polygraph tests, Ministry of Justice figures show.’
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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2015

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The treasure in the heart of man – making prisons work – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 17th, 2015 in education, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, speeches by tracey

‘Speech given at Prisoners Learning Alliance by Michael Gove.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th July 2015

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Prison education must be ‘overhauled’, Michael Gove says – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2015 in education, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation by tracey

‘Education in prisons must be overhauled in order to tackle a “persistent failure to reduce re-offending”, the justice secretary is to say.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2015

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GPS tracking of offenders delayed by further 12 months – The Guardian

‘The introduction of the next generation of GPS tracking of offenders, including convicted paedophiles, has been delayed for at least another 12 months, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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The Guardian, 14th 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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Repeat knife offenders face new minimum prison term – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in offensive weapons, press releases, recidivists, sentencing by tracey

‘Minimum prison sentences for offenders who repeatedly carry knives will come into effect from 17 July 2015.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd July 2015

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Higher fines for repeated corporate convictions more likely following Thames Water judgment, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘ Companies repeatedly convicted of regulatory offences should expect fines to be in the millions of pounds following a string of recent court cases.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd June 2015

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English judge: persistent environmental offenders should expect ‘substantial’ fines – OUT-LAW.com

‘Companies that persistently breach environmental regulations should expect a “substantial increase” in fines levied for their second and subsequent offences, judges in the Court of Appeal have warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th June 2015

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Hampstead ‘strangler’ Tommy Puhlhoffer jailed attacking again after early release – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 5th, 2015 in assault, early release, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Victim of Tommy Puhlhoffer, who throttled victims as he robbed them, criticises sort of justice that allowed him back on to the streets to offend again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2015

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Rolf Harris: fresh evidence handed to prosecutors by Operation Yewtree – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2015 in evidence, news, recidivists, sexual offences by sally

‘A “full file” of evidence against disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has been presented to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), sources said on Friday night.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2015

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Caernarfon rapist, 74, jailed for further sex assault – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2015 in news, rape, recidivists, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A 74-year-old man jailed for raping a young woman has admitted sexually assaulting a woman with learning disabilities whom he had befriended.’
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BBC News, 29th April 2015

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Foreign criminal can stay in Britain because he is an alcoholic – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 28th, 2015 in alcoholism, deportation, human rights, immigration, news, recidivists, tribunals by sally

‘A persistent offender from Libya cannot be deported because he would face severe punishment for drinking in his homeland, immigration court rules.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2015

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Clive Howard: ‘dangerous predator’ rapist jailed for more than 10 years – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2015 in news, rape, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A victim of a night-stalker rapist who preyed on lone women has described how she was “violated in the worst possible way”, as her attacker was jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2015

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Homeless London man jailed for mugging Soho 92-year-old – BBC News

Posted April 14th, 2015 in news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A homeless man who knocked over a frail London pensioner to steal just £5 has been jailed for 30 months.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2015

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Lord Woolf: Conditions in prisons are as bad now as they were 25 years ago

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in inquiries, judges, news, prisons, recidivists, standards, statistics, violent disorder by sally

‘Conditions in prisons are as bad now as they were at the time of one of Britain’s worst jail riots, a former lord chief justice has warned.’

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The Independent, 23rd March 2015

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Their crimes provoke repulsion but it is our duty to rehabilitate sex offenders – The Guadian

Posted March 2nd, 2015 in news, prisons, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘In the wake of Stoke Mandeville’s report on Jimmy Savile, an award-winning project that works with prisoners has cut reoffending rates by 83%.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2015

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Vet Oliver Lown jailed over bestiality images – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2015 in animal cruelty, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A former vet who was struck off after being filmed having sex with a horse and a dog has been jailed for possessing images of bestiality.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Presumed guilty? Ministry of Justice is forced to withdraw advice leaflet – The Guardian

‘Red-faced Ministry of Justice (MoJ) officials have been forced to deny claims that they had dismantled a centuries-old cornerstone of British law in advice that the ministry gave to people facing criminal trials.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2015

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Sex therapy in prisons does not stop rapists reoffending, warns expert – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2015 in news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, sexual offences by sally

‘David Ho, a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, said there was no evidence to show that therapy prevented further offending.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2015

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Breck Bednar murder: PCC links lack of action on mother’s warning to cutbacks – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2015 in complaints, murder, news, police, recidivists, sexual grooming by sally

‘The mother of a schoolboy murdered by a teenager he met online has criticised a police and crime commissioner for suggesting that cutbacks were to blame for the police’s failure to act on her warnings about her son’s killer.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2015

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