Man jailed 50 years after raping girl in Prescot – BBC News

‘A man who raped a six-year-old girl when he was a teenager has been jailed almost 50 years after the offence.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2020

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Oxford grooming trial: Three men jailed for sexually abusing girl – BBC News

‘Three men have been jailed for sexually abusing a schoolgirl in Oxford following an investigation into child sexual exploitation.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2020

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Branston murders: Man jailed for killing mother and her partner – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2020 in families, imprisonment, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who strangled his mother and battered her partner with a hammer to see “how he would feel if he killed” has been jailed for at least 32 years.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2020

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R (Jalloh (Liberia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 4 – UKSC Blog

‘This appeal was about the law on damages for false imprisonment. It required the Supreme Court to consider the meaning of imprisonment at common law and whether this should be aligned with the concept of deprivation of liberty under the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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UKSC Blog, 12th February 2020

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Yvette Cooper: Knottingley man jailed over threats about MP – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2020 in imprisonment, news, political parties, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A Conservative local election candidate and activist has been jailed for nine weeks for sending threatening messages about Labour MP Yvette Cooper.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2020

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GP Manish Shah jailed for 90 sex assaults on patients – BBC News

‘A GP has been given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2020

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Woman jailed for stranger sex attack in Huntingdon – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2020 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A woman who tried to force oral sex on a man in exchange for £5 for her bus fare has been jailed for sexual assault.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2020

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Cheshire PC jailed for relationship with ‘vulnerable’ woman – BBC News

‘A PC who started a relationship with a woman he arrested despite being warned not to by his bosses, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2020

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Cocaine seizure: Men jailed after 750kg haul found on boat – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2020 in drug offences, drug trafficking, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for conspiracy to import cocaine after one of the largest hauls of the drug in UK history was found on board a boat.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2020

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Longer sentences will not cut crime, say prison experts – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson’s hardline approach to justice will not cut crime and will only pile pressure on overstretched prisons, expert campaigners have said, as research reveals life sentences have already risen sharply.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2020

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Serious violent and sexual offenders to spend longer in prison – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in imprisonment, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences, violent offenders by tracey

‘Serious violent and sexual criminals will face more time behind bars under Government plans to better protect the public and restore confidence in the justice system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd January 2020

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Prison counsellor jailed for smuggling drugs after inmates threatened him to become courier – Daily Telegraph

‘A prison counsellor has been jailed for smuggling drugs inside a jail after he was threatened by inmates to become a courier when he scuppered their deals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2020

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Children in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, says report – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2020 in children, imprisonment, mental health, news, reports, young offenders by sally

‘Children are being held in “harmful” solitary confinement in prison with some let out of their cells for just 15 minutes a day, a damning report from jail inspectors said.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2020

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Trainee solicitor jailed after rape convictions – Legal Futures

Posted January 20th, 2020 in imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, solicitors by sally

A trainee solicitor who admitted multiple offences, including rape, committed in quick succession against two women in July 2019 was jailed last week for 14 years.

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Legal Futures, 20th January 2020

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Islamists get longer jail terms than far-right extremists – The Guardian

‘Islamist offenders convicted of online extremist crimes received prison sentences three times longer than those of their far-right counterparts, according to new analysis.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2020

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Man jailed for beating and using cleaning products on dog – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2020 in animal cruelty, animals, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who beat his pet American bulldog and used household cleaning products on her has been jailed for four months.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2020

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Helen McCourt murderer Ian Simms set to be released – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2020 in imprisonment, murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘A man jailed over the 1988 murder of Helen McCourt is to be released after an appeal to keep him behind bars was rejected.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2020

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Blind sex offender cannot take guide dog to prison – BBC News

‘A man who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl has been jailed for seven years.’

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BBC News, 2nd January 2020

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Jailed solicitor must repay £3m or face more prison time – Legal Futures

‘A jailed solicitor involved in the UK’s biggest ever tax fraud must repay £3m of his ill-gotten gains or face a further nine years in prison, a judge at the Old Bailey has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 18th December 2019

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Medway youth jail still subjecting children to pain-inflicting techniques – Ofsted – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2019 in imprisonment, news, reports, restraint, secure training centres, young offenders by tracey

‘Children at a scandal-hit jail set to close in three months are still being subjected to pain-inflicting techniques during physical restraints, despite repeated warnings against using what inspectors have called “unacceptable” practice.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2019

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