Swindon Borough Council v Webb (trading as Protective Coatings) – WLR Daily

Swindon Borough Council v Webb (trading as Protective Coatings) [2016] EWCA Civ 152

‘Whilst hesitating to be prescriptive in a matter where the liberty of the subject is at stake, and where the circumstances are likely to be infinitely various, the procedure provided by CPR r 81.31 should be followed where a contemnor seeks his discharge before the expiry of his sentence (para 23).’

WLR Daily, 16th March 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Stuart Hall released from prison after serving half of sentence – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2015 in early release, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The former BBC broadcaster, Stuart Hall, has been released from prison after serving half of his sentence for sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Foreign prisoners ‘will be let out early’ under agreement they leave UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2015 in community service, deportation, early release, immigration, news, prisons by sally

‘The new plans have surfaced among fears that tension is mounting in overcrowded prisons.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hampstead ‘strangler’ Tommy Puhlhoffer jailed attacking again after early release – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 5th, 2015 in assault, early release, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Victim of Tommy Puhlhoffer, who throttled victims as he robbed them, criticises sort of justice that allowed him back on to the streets to offend again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

No more ‘early release’ for child rapists and terrorists – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, early release, rape, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Child rapists and terrorists will no longer be automatically released half-way through their sentence, as part of a range of tough new laws that have received Royal Assent today.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 12th February 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

‘Catch Me If You Can’ fugitive on the run once again – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2014 in early release, fugitive offenders, news, parole, recidivists by michael

‘A robber who went on the run and taunted police with ‘Catch Me If You Can’-style messages has disappeared again after being granted early release.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The Supreme Court’s curious constitutional U turn over prisoner rights – UK Human Rights Blog

“Writing in his magisterial new work, Human Rights and the UK Supreme Court, Professor Brice Dickson noted that the Human Rights Act had created ‘an internationalized system of human rights protection rather than a constitutional one.’ Indeed, there had been a marked resistance on the part of the Supreme Court to use the common law to achieve the same goal of human rights protection. In Osborn v The Parole Board the Supreme Court seemed to resile from this position.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th October 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Osborn (FC) (Appellant) v The Parole Board (Respondent); Booth (FC) (Appellant) v The Parole Board (Respondent); In the matter of an application of James Clyde Reilly for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) – Supreme Court

Osborn (FC) (Appellant) v The Parole Board (Respondent); Booth (FC) (Appellant) v The Parole Board (Respondent); In the matter of an application of James Clyde Reilly for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) | [2013] UKSC 61 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th October 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Baby P’s mother Tracey Connelly to be released from prison – The Guardian

“The mother of Peter Connelly, the toddler known as Baby P who died with more than 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register, has been recommended for release from prison by the Parole Board.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Chris Grayling scraps early release for child rape and terrorism – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 7th, 2013 in child abuse, early release, news, prisons, rehabilitation, statistics, terrorism by sally

“Today [4 October] the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced that there would be significant changes to the early release provisions. An MoJ press release stated that primary legislation would be brought forward in the new year.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th October 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Grayling to end automatic early release for child rape and terrorism convicts – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2013 in early release, news, rape, sexual offences, terrorism, violent offenders by sally

“Prisoners convicted of raping a child or of terrorism offences will no longer qualify for automatic release after serving half their sentence, the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Wolverhampton rubbish chute mother can be freed – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2013 in children, early release, grievous bodily harm, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother who threw her newborn daughter down a rubbish chute when she had severe post-natal depression can be released from jail, judges have ruled.”

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BBC News, 3rs September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Footballer Courtney Meppen-Walter returned to jail after release error – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2013 in careless driving, early release, homicide, news by sally

“An ex-Manchester City footballer mistakenly released from prison early after killing a brother and sister in a car crash has returned to jail.”

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BBC News, 2nd July 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chris Grayling to crack down on criminals freed early from jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 22nd, 2013 in early release, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has plans to crack down on criminals who are freed from jail halfway through their sentence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Chris Huhne and ex-wife Vicky Pryce freed from prison early – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2013 in costs, early release, news, perverting the course of justice by tracey

“Ex-minister and former wife released after serving a quarter of sentences for perverting course of justice.”

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The Guardian, 13th May 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Huhne and Pryce: what is the normal sentence for their crime? – The Guardian

“The eight month prison sentences imposed on Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce are well within the normal range for such offences but slightly longer than many had expected.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Released prisoners to be banned from moving around country – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2013 in early release, freedom of movement, news, prisons, probation, rehabilitation by sally

“Newly released prisoners will be banned from moving around the country when they leave jail to ensure they complete rehabilitation programmes, Chris Grayling has told MPs.”

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The Guardian, 27th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Appeal court orders release of severely disabled prisoner – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2013 in appeals, drug trafficking, early release, medical treatment, news, prisons by sally

“The appeal court has shown ‘exceptional mercy’ to a severely disabled prisoner, releasing him from prison early after his lawyers argued the prison service could not meet his complex medical needs.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Killer who murdered passerby was released without going before mental health tribunal – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2013 in early release, mental health, murder, news, tribunals by sally

“A woman who killed her mother was freed under a secret fast-track process and went on to murder a stranger in the street.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Father of abducted Atiya must remain in jail, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2013 in child abduction, detention, early release, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who abducted his young daughter, took her to Pakistan and refused to reveal her whereabouts for more three years should stay in jail, a judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk