Justice secretary under pressure from Gove to cut prison population – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2016 in imprisonment, ministers' powers and duties, news, prisons, reports, sentencing by sally

‘The UK justice secretary, Liz Truss, has come under severe pressure from her predecessor, Michael Gove, and the chief inspector of prisons to take urgent action to cut the prison population.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2016

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Private hospital surgeon jailed over death of patient has conviction quashed on appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2016 in appeals, doctors, negligence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A surgeon who served a jail sentence over the death of a patient at a private hospital has won an appeal against his conviction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2016

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Ethnic minorities more likely to be jailed for some crimes, report finds – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in criminal justice, news, race discrimination, racism, reports, sentencing by sally

‘People from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are more likely to be jailed for some crimes than those who are white, according to a government-commissioned report.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Conwoman who pretended to be barrister, Wonderbra model, heiress and cancer victim jailed for five years – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2016 in documents, fraud, impersonating a barrister, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “ruthless” conwoman who pretended to be a barrister, a Wonderbra model, a wealthy heiress, a dying cancer victim and even Heston Blumenthal’s “design guru” has been jailed for an “extraordinary” catalogue of frauds.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2016

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Man jailed for 12 years for shaking his partner’s baby to death – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, homicide, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for shaking his partner’s baby to death.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2016

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London man Jabed Hussain convicted of terror offences after trying to join Isis in Syria – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2016 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who attempted to join Isis in Syria has been convicted of terrorism. At the Old Bailey on Thursday, Jabed Hussain, from Acton in London, pleaded guilty to two counts of preparing terrorist acts after being caught on the Turkish border.’

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The Independent, 11th November 2016

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Spalding murders: Youngest couple convicted of murder sentenced to minimum of 20 years each – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A 15-year-old boy and girl have been sentenced to a minimum of 20 years for the murders of a mother and daughter, who were smothered and stabbed in the throat as they slept in their beds.’

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The Independent, 10th November 2016

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Minor neighbour dispute sees sex offender caught for his crimes 15 years later – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2016 in DNA, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A would-be rapist who attacked two women on the streets 15 years ago has been jailed for 12 years after being caught following a dispute with his neighbour.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2016

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Women in prison: is the justice system fit for purpose? Notes from the panel discussion – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 10th, 2016 in criminal justice, news, prisons, sentencing, women by sally

‘In 2014 a Halsbury Law Exchange panel debated “Women in prison: is the penal system fit for purpose” – the answer to which was a resounding no. Despite panellist (the then MP) Simon Hughes committing to effect change as a result of that discussion the law still hasn’t made the headway hoped for in this area.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th November 2016

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MP calls for tougher animal cruelty sentences amid link to domestic abuse – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in animal cruelty, bills, domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Labour MP is pressing the government to increase the penalties for animal cruelty offences, noting that research shows people who harm animals are more likely to go on to commit crimes such as domestic abuse.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Man jailed for harassing Adam Johnson’s victim on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in anonymity, harassment, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘The former partner of Adam Johnson’s sister has been jailed for 16 weeks for harassing the ex-England footballer’s child sex victim in a series of Facebook posts. A judge found that Steven Knox, 30, from Sunderland, caused the 15-year-old alarm or distress by posting photos of her online and urging others to share them after Johnson was convicted of sexual activity with her.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Thief has sentencing pushed back so he can celebrate 25th birthday – Daily Telegraph

‘thief who faces jail for driving a stolen motorbike into a policeman has had his sentencing date pushed back by a judge so he can celebrate his 25th birthday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2016

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Steak knife murder: Emma-Jayne Magson jailed for life – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who stabbed her boyfriend in the chest with a steak knife has been jailed for life for his murder.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2016

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Cancer lie military clerk Simon Buckden jailed – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2016 in armed forces, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former military clerk who lied about having cancer to swindle victims out of money and services worth more than £7,500 has been jailed for 16 months.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2016

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Rotherham child abuse: Eight jailed for rape and sexual abuse of three girls – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2016 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Eight men who sexually abused three teenage girls in Rotherham between 1999 and 2003 have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2016

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Gordon Anglesea: Paedophile ex-police boss gets 12 years – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former North Wales Police superintendent has been jailed for 12 years for historical child sex abuse.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2016

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Daniel Sanzone jailed for life for the murder of his 6-week-old son – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 4th, 2016 in child abuse, murder, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A 23-year-old father has today been sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 15 years, after he was found guilty of the murder of his six-week-old son.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd November 2016

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Man convicted of aiding illegal entry into the UK – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 31-year-old man has been jailed for six months after he pleaded guilty to arranging the illegal entry into the United Kingdom of two Iraqi nationals from France.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd November 2016

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Somali gang jailed for the systematic rape and abuse of vulnerable schoolgirls in Bristol – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, reports, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A gang of Somali refugees have been jailed for their part in the systematic rape and abuse of teenage girls who were failed by police and told their “lifestyle choices” were to blame for their ordeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2016

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Five Czechs jailed for trafficking vulnerable men into UK – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2016 in conspiracy, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Five members of a Czech family have been jailed for after being convicted of trafficking vulnerable men into Britain and forcing them to do hard, humiliating work.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2016

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