Prisoner ‘trapped’ in jail for 11 years to be released – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2017 in mental health, news, prisons, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who has served 11 years in prison for what was a 10-month sentence is to be released, the Parole Board has said. James Ward was sentenced under Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP), after he set fire to his bed while in jail for actual bodily harm. The 33-year-old has mental health problems and has regularly self-harmed while serving his indefinite sentence.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2017