Ex-soldier jailed for raping and killing schoolgirl Janet Commins in 1976 – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 17th, 2017 in DNA, homicide, imprisonment, news, rape, school children, sentencing by tracey

‘A former soldier who raped and killed a schoolgirl has been jailed for 12 years, four decades after an innocent man went to prison for the crime.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2017

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Cardiff imam jailed for 13 years for abusing girls at Qur’an lessons – The Guardian

‘An imam who sexually touched four young girls during Qur’an lessons at a mosque has been jailed for 13 years.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2017

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Manager jailed for stealing £46,000 of school dinner money – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2017 in education, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A finance manager who stole £46,000 of school dinner money has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2017

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Flash Day jailed for hiring hitman to kill stepfather – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for life for hiring a hitman to kill his stepfather.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2017

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Man jailed for murder of two-year-old boy he was ‘disciplining’ – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A churchgoer who murdered his partner’s two-year-old son after biting him and fracturing his skull during months of abuse has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2017 in compensation, fraud, holidays, imprisonment, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘UK holidaymakers who make bogus food poisoning claims could go to prison, warns travel trade organisation Abta.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2017

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Leicester mum jailed for gun and drugs in kitchen cupboard – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2017 in drug offences, imprisonment, news, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘A mother who kept a gun and drugs in her kitchen cupboard has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2017

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BBC radio husband and wife presenters jailed for assaulting under-age boys – Daily Telegraph

‘Two former BBC radio presenters have been handed five-year jail sentences for indecently assaulting under-age boys and outraging public decency by having sex in woodland.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2017

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Michelle Spencer jailed for murdering partner as they kissed – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2017 in domestic violence, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A mother of two who stabbed her partner to death in “a flash of temper” as they kissed and cuddled has been jailed for at least 13 years.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2017

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Harry House murder: Joseph Eke jailed for Broadmayne toddler death – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2017 in children, grievous bodily harm, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his partner’s toddler by punching and kicking him has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2017

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‘Monster’ couple jailed for 84 child abuse charges – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A couple who subjected children to a decade of sex and drug abuse, including rape, have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2017

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Judge alarmed about lack of lawyer as he jails woman for begging – The Guardian

‘A judge who sentenced a “fragile and vulnerable” woman to five-and-a-half months in jail for begging has expressed alarm that no lawyer could be found to represent her because of problems over legal aid.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2017

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‘Putting it bluntly madam, you are sex mad,’ judge tells woman jailed for group sex with underage boys – Daily Telegraph

‘A married mother-of-three who had sex with three underage boys has been branded a “dreadful mother” by a judge, a court heard yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2017

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High court to hear legal challenge over boy kept in cell 23 hours a day – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in children, detention, imprisonment, news, prisons, young offenders by tracey

‘A legal challenge over a boy locked up for 23 hours a day in a London prison has been given the go-ahead.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

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Who are the Guantanamo Brits? – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2017 in detention, imprisonment, news, terrorism by sally

‘Seventeen British citizens or residents were detained by the United States at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. But who are they, how did they come to be there and what became of them following their release?’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2017

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Do not jail all paedophiles, says police chief – BBC News

‘Paedophiles who view indecent images but go no further should not be jailed but rehabilitated, a leading child protection police officer has said.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2017

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Judge orders release of woman jailed for non-payment of council tax – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 27th, 2017 in council tax, debts, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A High Court judge has released a woman jailed for failing to pay council tax, saying she should not have been imprisoned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th January 2017

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Magistrates struggle (again) with the use of imprisonment for non-payment of council tax – by Sam Genen and Sophie Walker – UK Human Rights Blog

‘There is an exceedingly long line of case law, stretching back beyond the days of the community charge (which was of course better known as the Poll Tax). In those cases, the courts have traditionally quashed custodial orders improperly imposed by magistrates for non-payment of council taxes.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd January 2017

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Judges criticise Court of Protection over jailing of woman for contempt – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 14th, 2016 in contempt of court, Court of Protection, imprisonment, news by sally

‘Appeal judges have criticised the Court of Protection over a case in which a woman was jailed for contempt.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th December 2016

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Justice secretary under pressure from Gove to cut prison population – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2016 in imprisonment, ministers' powers and duties, news, prisons, reports, sentencing by sally

‘The UK justice secretary, Liz Truss, has come under severe pressure from her predecessor, Michael Gove, and the chief inspector of prisons to take urgent action to cut the prison population.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2016

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