Court delays imposed after pressure on prison places – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2024 in courts, criminal justice, delay, early release, imprisonment, news, prisons by sally

‘Some court appearances will be delayed as part of an emergency measure because of prison overcrowding.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2024

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Government triggers crisis measure to ease prison overcrowding – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2024 in early release, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by sally

‘The government has formally triggered a crisis measure to ease prison overcrowding by using police cells to house inmates.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2024

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Domestic abuse survivors ‘put in danger by early prison release of perpetrators’ – The Guardian

‘Survivors of domestic abuse have been put in danger by ministers’ failure to give notice of the early release from prison of their abusers, a Home Office adviser has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2024

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Rapist who drowned mum is set for release from prison despite whole-life sentence – The Independent

‘The children of a woman killed by a man serving a whole-life sentence have described how the possibility of his release from prison on “compassionate grounds” makes their “blood boil” and would be a “national scandal”.’

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The Independent, 9th April 2024

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Plans to release prisoners early ‘endangers domestic abuse victims’ – The Independent

‘Fears have been raised that plans to release prisoners on short sentences up to two months early leave victims of domestic abuse at grave risk.’

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The Independent, 12th March 2024

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Prisoners could be released up to two months early to ease overcrowding – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2024 in early release, news, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘Some prisoners could be released up to two months early to relieve overcrowding in jails in England and Wales, the justice secretary has said.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2024

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Over 1,800 offenders to have indefinite jail sentences terminated, says MoJ – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2023 in early release, Ministry of Justice, news, sentencing by tracey

‘More than 1,800 offenders in England and Wales who have been released on licence but remain under indefinite threat of recall to jail are to have their sentences terminated.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2023

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Kathleen Griffin: Grandmother killer’s release date pushed back – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2023 in diminished responsibility, early release, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The son of a woman who was stabbed to death said he was “over the moon” her killer will not be released this year.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2023

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MoJ ‘put public at risk’ after quietly transferring inmates to open prisons – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2023 in domestic violence, early release, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, victims by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has been accused of putting the public at risk after quietly transferring locked up offenders to open prisons in a move to ease a critical overcrowding crisis.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2023

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Thousands of prisoners in England and Wales to be released up to 18 days early – The Guardian

‘Thousands of prisoners are to be released up to 18 days early as part of plans drawn up by ministers to ease an overcrowding crisis.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2023

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Judges told not to jail rapists due to overcrowded prisons – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2023 in bail, early release, judiciary, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘Defendants convicted of some of the most serious crimes including rape and burglary will reportedly face delays in going to prison from next week because jails are full.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2023

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Protection of the public and the retrospective application of penalties – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On 29 November 2019 Usman Khan attended a rehabilitation event at Fishmongers’ Hall and stabbed five people, two fatally. On 2 February 2020 Sudesh Amman attacked two passers-by in Streatham High Road with a knife before being shot dead by police. Both men had previously been convicted of terrorism offences. Both men had been automatically released on licence halfway through their custodial sentences.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th May 2023

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New Judgment: Morgan and others v Ministry of Justice (Northern Ireland) [2023] UKSC 14 – UKSC Blog

‘The respondents in this appeal were convicted of terrorism offences. On 13 November 2020, they were sentenced to determinate custodial sentences by Colton J. In accordance with the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 (the ‘2008 Order’), the judge specified a “custodial period” of half of the term of their sentences which gave rise to an obligation on the part of the Department of Justice to release the respondents on licence (e.g. living in the community while complying with set rules) when they had served half their sentences.’

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UKSC Blog, 19th April 2023

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Tony Hudgell’s adoptive mother ‘over the moon’ that his abuser may stay in jail – The Independent

‘The adoptive mother of Tony Hudgell, a little boy who was tortured by his parents, has said she is “over the moon” that his birth mother may not be released from jail this week as planned.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2022

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Sidney Cooke: Notorious paedophile denied parole for 10th time – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2021 in child abuse, children, early release, homicide, news, parole, sexual offences by tracey

‘One of Britain’s most notorious child sex offenders has been refused parole for the 10th time. Sidney Cooke, now 94, was jailed for life with a minimum five-year term in 1999 for the abuse of two brothers.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2021

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Longer jail terms and stricter monitoring as new terror laws gain Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

‘The biggest shake-up of terrorist sentencing and monitoring in decades has been granted Royal Assent today (29 April 2021) – giving the courts, police and security services greater powers to protect the public.’

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Ministry of Justice, 29th April 2021

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Tashan Daniel: Man guilty of London Underground murder – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2020 in early release, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, prisons, recidivists by sally

‘A man has been convicted of murdering an aspiring Olympian who was stabbed to death on a London Underground platform.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2020

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Judges reject terror offender’s challenge of early release ban – BBC News

‘An attempt by terrorism offender Mohammed Zahir Khan to overturn a ban on early release from prison has been thrown out by the High Court.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2020

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Justice Secretary seeks to block decision to release rapist serving life sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘The Justice Secretary is seeking to block the decision to release a rapist serving a life sentence from prison, after the victim’s family only learned of the plans through a journalist.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2020

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Prison release schemes almost impossible to deliver, says watchdog – The Guardian

‘Prisoners in England and Wales have been left confused by high-profile government announcements that led them to believe thousands of inmates would be temporarily released to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus behind bars, a prison deaths watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2020

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