Pc samurai sword attacker jailed – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

“A man who attacked a police officer with a samurai sword has been given an indeterminate jail sentence, to protect the public.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dangerous Offenders – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted July 9th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, sentencing by sally

“On 14th July 2008, the dangerous offender provisions in the 2003 Act are amended as a result of the implementation of relevant provisions in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. The Guide for Sentencers and Practitioners issued by the Sentencing Guidelines Council in September 2007 as an addendum to its Guideline Judgments Compendium has also been amended. The Guide brings together the statutory provisions and relevant case law for the assistance of both the judiciary and practitioners: it is not a Council guideline. As well as incorporating the effect of the new provisions into the text, a new Annex F reproduces sections 225-229 of the 2003 in amended form, including the new schedule 15A. A brief summary of the effect of the new provisions is also included for ease of reference.”

Dangerous Offenders – Guide for Sentencers and Practitioners (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 9th July 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Gordon Brown accused over early-release prisoner who warned he would attack girlfriend – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in assault, dangerous offenders, early release, news by sally

“Gordon Brown has been accused of failing in his ‘basic duty’ to protect the public after a court heard that a prisoner who stabbed his pregnant girlfriend after being released early had warned what he was planning to do.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Straw rejects absconding fears over open prisons – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons by sally

“The justice secretary, Jack Straw, yesterday denied a claim by a prison officers’ leader that the public was placed at ‘massive risk’ by dangerous criminals being moved to open prisons.”

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The Guardian, 6th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Risk’ from open prison criminals – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons by sally

“Dangerous criminals are being placed in low security open prisons due to overcrowding, at ‘massive’ risk to the general public, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 5th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Peart Review – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in dangerous offenders, prisons, reports by sally

“A review to ascertain the circumstances in which Anthony John Peart, aka Anthony Leon Joseph, came to be at liberty on 29 July 2005”

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Attorney General’s Office, 28th April 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Statement: Anthony Leon Peart aka Anthony Leon Joseph – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in dangerous offenders, press releases by sally

“Statement: Anthony Leon Peart aka Anthony Leon Joseph.”

Full statement

Attorney General’s Office, 28th April 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Justice Secretary Jack Straw loses right to block release for prisoners – The Times

Posted April 16th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, human rights, news, prisons by sally

“The Justice Secretary lost his last power to block the release of dangerous prisoners from jail yesterday when the Court of Appeal ruled that it was a breach of human rights.”

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The Times, 16th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Prisoner release system ‘puts public at risk’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, parole, prisons by sally

“The public could be at risk because of the haphazard way potentially dangerous prisoners are being assessed for release, spending watchdogs have found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Straw defends early release of man who then killed partner – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2007 in dangerous offenders, murder, news by sally

“The justice secretary, Jack Straw, was forced to defend the government’s early release scheme for prisoners today after it emerged a man who murdered his partner ‘should have been behind bars’.”

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The Guardian, 11th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government appeals ruling on indeterminate sentences – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2007 in dangerous offenders, news, sentencing by sally

“The government launched an appeal today against high court rulings which could force it to free dozens of prisoners who were detained for public protection because they were considered dangerous.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk 

Publication of reports on the management of serious offenders – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in dangerous offenders, press releases by sally

“Reports into the management of offenders under Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are being published today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd October 2007

Souce: www.justice.gov.uk

Sentences to protect public ‘keeping too many in jail’ – The Times

Posted October 16th, 2007 in dangerous offenders, news, sentencing by sally

“A new prison sentence intended to protect the public from dangerous criminals is set to be overhauled amidst alarm at the huge numbers being given the jail term.”

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The Times, 16th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Guideline Judgments Case Compendium – dangerous offender provisions – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted September 26th, 2007 in dangerous offenders, news, sentencing by sally

“On Friday 21st September 2007, the Sentencing Guidelines Council published an addendum to the Compendium of Court of Appeal Guidelines. This relates to the dangerous offender provisions and brings together key judgments, setting them in the context of the statutory provisions; the document also contains two flow charts to help in ensuring that the proper stages are followed in the decision making process.”

Dangerous Offenders – Guide for Sentencers and Practitioners (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 21st September 2007 

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk