Conditions at Pentonville Prison so bad that staff can’t be bothered to mop up blood stains, report finds – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in drug abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, violence by sally

‘Conditions at Pentonville Prison have been criticised in a damning reports cataloguing blood stained cells, habitual violence and prisoners claiming to have easy access to drugs.

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

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Met police to step up targeted stop and search amid surge in knife-crime – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police are to step up their use of targeted stop-and-search operations in high knife-crime areas of London due to a recent rise in stabbings in the capital.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2015

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Victim of alleged paedophile hunters jailed for 12 months – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2015 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, victims, violence by tracey

‘A man attacked and filmed by a group of alleged vigilante paedophile hunters has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2015

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Eric Joyce found guilty of assaulting two boys in north London shop – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in alcoholism, assault, news, violence, young persons by sally

‘Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce has been found guilty of assaulting two teenage boys in a north London shop.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2015

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Online porn laws: Two dominatrix pornographers become first filmmakers to be hit by new rules – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2015 in news, obscenity, photography, pornography, violence by sally

‘Two dominatrix pornographers have become the first adult filmmakers to fall foul of strict new regulations governing online pornography.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2015

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‘You are a snob, your honour': Village in uproar after judge’s ‘slur’ on its good name – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2015 in judges, news, sentencing, violence by sally

;Locals accuse Judge Stuart Rafferty of suggesting the community was populated by thugs as he heard an assault case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2015

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Care assistant among trio jailed for gambler’s killing – The Guardian

‘A woman has been jailed for 16 years for setting a trap which led to the “pitiless and wicked” murder of a professional gambler for the sake of his winnings.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2015

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Inside Europe’s biggest sex offenders’ prison – BBC News

‘Europe’s biggest prison for sex offenders is in Nottinghamshire. How does it try to rehabilitate the inmates, asks Rex Bloomstein.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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R (on the application of Jamar Brown (Jamaica) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Jamar Brown (Jamaica) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 8 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 4th March 2015

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Man jailed over ‘ferocious’ Brixton stabbing murder – BBC News

‘A man who killed his ex-wife and seriously injured two other women, including his ex-girlfriend, in a “ferocious stabbing spree”, has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2015

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What should we do with violent children? One secure home may have the answer – The Guardian

‘The young people locked up in Clayfields House have been convicted of serious crimes, from assault to murder. Under close supervision, many have turned their lives around – but now this unusual prison may be under threat.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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UK justice minister ‘complacent’ over 38% rise in prison deaths, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2015 in budgets, death in custody, news, prison officers, prisons, sentencing, violence by sally

‘The justice secretary has been accused of complacency by a cross-party group of MPs for denying any link between prison staffing cuts and a sudden rise in self-inflicted deaths and violence inside jails in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Career criminal jailed after being tracked down by teenager using a mobile phone app – Daily Telegraph

‘Grant Alam, 24, is starting 10-and-a-half years behind bars after he terrorising a company director and his family with iron bars and a hammer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2015

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Charles Mann stabbed his mother 11 times and sliced off his penis in naked drug-fuelled attack – The Independent

‘A man has been handed a prison sentence after he stabbed his mother 11 times and sliced off his penis in a naked, drug-fuelled attack.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2015

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Professionals blamed Oxfordshire girls for their sexual abuse, report finds – The Guardian

‘Police and social workers in Oxfordshire had a tainted perception that girls as young as 11 consented to sex with men who raped and brutalised them, an independent report into the failure to stop their exploitation has said.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2015

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New rules to crackdown on violent prisoners come into force – Attorney General’s Office

Posted February 27th, 2015 in assault, press releases, prisons, prosecutions, sentencing, violence by tracey

‘A significant step forward in the fight against violence in prisons has been taken, with the publication of a joint national protocol.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th February 2015

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Depression linked to violent crime, study finds – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, assault, crime, drug abuse, mental health, murder, news, sexual offences, violence by sally

‘People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2015

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Critics of Islam prevented from entering UK to attend Lee Rigby rally – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This short case involves the old dilemma of public order law: whether it is right to shut down speech when the speaker himself does not intend to incite violence, but whose presence it is said may lead third parties to commit violence. Indeed the facts of this particular case go further than that , because the applicants had no plans to make any public address during their proposed visit to Britain. It was their presence alone which was feared would inflame “community tensions”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2015

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Margate ‘potato masher attacker’ Mariusz Dobkowski who befriended elderly man before beating him almost to death is jailed for life – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2015 in attempts, elderly, fugitive offenders, murder, news, sentencing, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘A young man who befriended an elderly gentleman at a bus stop before following him home and beating him with a potato masher and a poker has been sentenced to life in jail.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2015

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Pornography online is driving ‘horrific’ crimes, says top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2015 in internet, judges, murder, news, pornography, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘Lord Chief Justice warns that extreme material on the internet appears to be intensifying the actions of some murderers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2015

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