New Home Office foreign criminals scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 8th, 2011 in dangerous offenders, deportation, news by tracey

“The Home Office was plunged into crisis last night after it wrongly allowed violent foreign prisoners to be freed into the community.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2011

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Early release of hundreds of high-risk offenders condemned as ‘scandalous’ – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2011 in dangerous offenders, early release, news by sally

“Hundreds of dangerous offenders, including those assessed as likely killers, are being released into society under a scheme condemned by the probation service as ‘scandalous’.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2011

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High risk criminals given community orders – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2011 in community service, dangerous offenders, news, sentencing by sally

“Thousands of dangerous criminals are handed community sentences every year despite being a high risk to the public, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2011

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MAPPA: open and transparent for greater public protection – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 28th, 2010 in criminal records, dangerous offenders, internet, news by sally

“For the first time, numbers relating to the MAPPA status and management levels of all MAPPA offenders living in England and Wales can now be viewed online.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th October 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Probation service failing to learn lessons over murder of French students, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2009 in dangerous offenders, news, probation by sally

“Fresh concerns about the way dangerous offenders are monitored in the community were raised today by a damning investigation into probation service failings after the torture and murder of two French students in London last year.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2009

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Criminals ‘under supervision’: Murderer Dano Sonnex – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 27th, 2009 in dangerous offenders, news, probation by sally

“Blunders in the supervision of violent drug addict Dano Sonnex meant he was free to kill French students Gabriel Ferez and Laurent Bonomo last year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th October 2009

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Serious crime suspects freed on bail to murder and rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2009 in bail, dangerous offenders, news by sally

“Suspects released on bail committed more than 30,000 crimes in one year, including murders and rapes, it can be disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2009

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EN (Serbia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; KC (South Africa) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR daily

Posted July 1st, 2009 in asylum, dangerous offenders, law reports, regulations, ultra vires by sally

EN (Serbia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; KC (South Africa) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 630; [2009] WLR (D) 213

“The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Specification of Particularly Serious Crimes) Order 2004, which was made under s 72(4)(a) of the 2002 Act and listed a number of criminal offences which would be presumed, irrespective of the sentence which had been imposed by the court, to fulfil the requirements of art 33(2) of the Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, thereby allowing the United Kingdom to refoule someone who had been convicted of one of the offences despite there being a risk to his life or freedom on his return, was ultra vires and unlawful.”

WLR Daily, 29th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

French student murders: parents sue over killer’s parole – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2009 in dangerous offenders, news, parole, probation by sally

“The parents of murdered French students Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez are to sue British authorities over systematic failures in the justice system that contributed to their sons’ deaths.”

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The Guardian, 5th June 2009

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‘Evil’ duo jailed for life over sadistic murders – The Independent

Posted June 4th, 2009 in dangerous offenders, murder, news, probation, sentencing by sally

“A dangerous knife thug freed from jail by mistake was today jailed for life with a minimum of 40 years for the ‘sadistic’ murders of two brilliant French students.”

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The Independent, 4th June 2009

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Regina v Stannard; Regina v A; Regina v Clarkson – Times Law Reports

Posted December 9th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Stannard; Regina v A; Regina v Clarkson

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Where a defendant was before the court to be sentenced for offences committed both before and after April 4, 2005, when the dangerous offender provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 came into force, distinct statutory provisions applied but that did not mean that if the offences committed before April 4, 2005 were more serious than those committed after that date a sentence of imprisonment for public protection could not be imposed.”

The Times, 9th December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Attorney-General’s Reference (No 55 of 2008) – Times Law Reports

Posted December 4th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, law reports, sentencing by sally

Attorney-General’s Reference (No 55 of 2008)

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

“Recent amendments to the assessment of dangerousness provisions allowed the court to exercise its judgment, untrammeled by artificial constraints, as to whether a sentence of imprisonment for public protection should be passed if the necessary criteria were established.”

The Times, 4th December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Attorney General’s Reference (No 55 of 2008) – WLR Daily

Posted November 28th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, law reports, sentencing by sally

Attorney General’s Reference (No 55 of 2008); [2008] EWCA Crim 2790; [2008] WLR (D) 370

The recent amendments to the assessment of dangerousness provisions allowed the court to exercise its judgment as to whether a sentence of imprisonment for public protection should be passed if the necessary criteria were established. Such a sentence remained an important sentencing alternative but the court was entitled to consider all the alternative and cumulative methods of providing proper protection for the public against the risk posed by the individual offender.”

WLR Daily, 27th November 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Lord Chief Justice orders review over fears killers wrongly having sentences reduced – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, parole, sentencing by sally

“The Lord Chief Justice has ordered immediate changes to the system of reviewing jail terms after learning that killers could be having their tariffs wrongly reduced because vital information is not seen by judges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2008

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79 high-risk offenders charged with new crimes after release – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, recidivists by sally

“Public confidence in the supervision of high-risk offenders released from prison suffered a fresh blow yesterday with the disclosure that 79 have been charged in the last year with a further serious crime, up to and including murder or rape.”

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The Guardian, 21st October 2008

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Thousands in jail limbo due to lack of Government planning and financing – The Times

Posted October 15th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons by sally

“Thousands of prisoners were left in a Kafka-esque situation by the failure of the Government to plan and finance a new open ended jail term for dangerous offenders, according to a critical watchdog report published today.”

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The Times, 15th October 2008

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Convicted rapist declared ‘safe’ months before he murdered teenager – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, murder, rape by sally

“A convicted rapist sexually assaulted and murdered a teenage girl only months after he had been downgraded to the lowest risk level by public protection officials, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2008

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Convicted rapist declared ‘safe’ months before he murdered teenager

Posted August 13th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, murder, news, rape by sally

“A convicted rapist sexually assaulted and murdered a teenage girl only months after he had been downgraded to the lowest risk level by public protection officials, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Freedom Of Information: Government warned of prison crisis for dangerous inmates – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, prisons, sentencing, special report by sally

“The much vaunted indeterminate public protection sentence was brought in two years ago, but the system couldn’t cope, says Robert Verkaik, Law Editor.”

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The Independent, 18th July 2008

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Ministers await ruling on release of 700 dangerous offenders – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“More than 700 violent prisoners will be released and may be awarded thousands of pounds in compensation if the government loses an appeal court case this month.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk