Regina v Kerrigan; Regina v Walker (Nicholas) – WLR Daily

Posted October 31st, 2014 in appeals, attempts, imprisonment, law reports, release on licence, robbery by sally

Regina v Kerrigan; Regina v Walker (Nicholas) [2014] WLR (D) 450

‘There was no automatic deduction for time spent in custody by a defendant who, following arrest, was recalled to prison, on revocation of licence, to continue serving a previous sentence.’

WLR Daily, 28th October 2014

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Prisoner Anthony Douglas accidentally released because of shared surname – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2014 in inquiries, mistake, news, prisons, release on licence by tracey

‘Inquiry launched into how man with same surname as another inmate due to come out came to be released from HMP Hewell.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2014

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R (on the application of Whiston) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in appeals, human rights, law reports, release on licence, Supreme Court by sally

R (on the application of Whiston) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 39 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 2nd July 2014

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Regina (Tabbakh) v Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust and another – WLR Daily

Posted June 25th, 2014 in human rights, law reports, prisons, release on licence by sally

Regina (Tabbakh) v Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust and another [2014] EWCA Civ 827; [2014] WLR (D) 278

‘In respect of a prisoner due to be released on licence who was subject to multi-agency public protection arrangements, the policy guidance governing the imposition by the Secretary of State for Justice of additional conditions on the prisoner’s licence did not breach the requirements of procedural fairness or article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and was not inherently unlawful.’

WLR Daily, 19th June 2014

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Review after ‘Skull Cracker’ Michael Wheatley absconds – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2014 in fugitive offenders, news, prisons, release on licence by tracey

‘A review has been ordered after an armed robber dubbed “the Skull Cracker” went missing when he was temporarily allowed out of an open prison.’

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BBC news, 5th May 2014

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – new criminal offences – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Another year, and yet more criminal justice legislation. The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 2013-14 is going through Parliament at the moment, and it will come as no surprise that it includes new criminal offences.’


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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd April 2014

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Griffiths v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening): Coll v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted March 20th, 2014 in law reports, prisons, release on licence, sex discrimination, women by tracey

Griffiths v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening): Coll v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening); [2013] EWHC 4077 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  136

‘The Secretary of State for Justice had not discriminated, directly or indirectly, in the performance of his functions of providing approved premises for women released from prison on licence.’

WLR daily 19th December 2013

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Prison day release rules to be tightened, minister says

Posted March 10th, 2014 in electronic monitoring, news, prisons, rehabilitation, release on licence by sally

‘Day release from prison is to be scaled back following a series of serious crimes committed by offenders temporarily out of jail.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2014

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Human rights and public law challenge to prisoner’s release conditions fails – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in appeals, human rights, judicial review, news, release on licence, terrorism by sally

‘Mr Gul had been imprisoned for a period, on 24 February 2011, for disseminating terrorist publications. When he was released on 6 July 2012, this was under licence, as is common following the release of dangerous prisoners. Mr Gul challenged some of the conditions of his licence by judicial review. The court rejected his challenge.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd March 2014

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In re Corey – WLR Daily

In re Corey [2013] UKSC 76;  [2013] WLR (D) 479

‘A High Court judge in Northern Ireland, having found that a review by parole commissioners of a life sentence prisoner’s recall to prison from his release on licence had been conducted unfairly and in breach of article 4.5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, was not entitled to exercise the court’s inherent jurisdiction so as to order the prisoner’s release on bail pending a re-hearing of the review.’

WLR Daily, 4th December 2013

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In the matter of an application by Martin Corey (AP) for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) – Supreme Court

In the matter of an application by Martin Corey (AP) for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) [2013] UKSC 76 | UKSC 2012/0217 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 4th December 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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Lifers released on licence to kill again – Daily Telegraph

“Five murderers who were released on licence from their life sentences have killed again in the past four years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2013

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Work to rehabilitate life sentence prisoners could improve, say inspectors – CrimeLine

Posted September 12th, 2013 in news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, release on licence, reports by tracey

“Most life sentence prisoners did not reoffend and were able to lead productive lives on release, said Liz Calderbank, Chief Inspector of Probation, and Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of a joint inspection into life sentence prisoners. However, they added that the work done with life sentence prisoners at key points in their sentence could be improved.”

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CrimeLine, 12th September 2013

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Murderers and other lifers on day release without adequate risk assessment, watchdogs warn – Daily Telegraph

“Murderers, rapists and other life prisoners are being allowed out on day release without being properly risk assessed, two watchdogs have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th 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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All prisoners on licence face foreign travel ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2013 in news, probation, rehabilitation, release on licence by sally

“All prisoners face being banned from travelling abroad for up to 12 months after they are released under new plans to improve rehabilitation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2013

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12 months supervision for all prisoners on release – Ministry of Justice

“Radical reforms to the way criminals are rehabilitated will mean every offender leaving prison must serve a minimum of 12 months under supervision in the community, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced today [9 May].”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th May 2013

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Probation privatisation plan prompts fears over mentally ill offenders – The Guardian

Posted May 7th, 2013 in mental health, news, probation, release on licence by sally

“Government plans to allow private companies to run parts of the probation service, to be unveiled on Wednesday, have sparked concerns about the future supervision of offenders with serious mental health issues.”

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The Guardian, 5th May 2013

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R (McGetrick) v Parole Board and another – WLR Daily

Posted March 19th, 2013 in appeals, evidence, law reports, parole, release on licence by tracey

R (McGetrick) v Parole Board and another: [2013] EWCA Civ 182;   [2013] WLR (D)  107

“The Parole Board had power to make an interlocutory direction requiring that evidence submitted by the Secretary of State be excluded from the final dossier of material taken into account by the panel deciding on whether to release a prisoner on licence.”

WLR Daily, 14th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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