Call to cut UK youth custody rate – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2009 in children, imprisonment, news by sally

“UK authorities should mimic radical measures from overseas to cut youth crime and the number of children in prison, a report has urged.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ministers under fire for locking up immigrant children – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2009 in children, immigration, imprisonment, news by sally

“Ministers were facing accusations today that hundreds of children are being held unnecessarily in immigration detention centres as official figures revealed, for the first time, that 470 minors were being detained with their families.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Call for fewer criminals to be jailed – The Independent

Posted July 2nd, 2009 in imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

“The prisons system in England and Wales is in crisis, reformers said today, as they called for drastic cuts in the number of criminals jailed.”

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The Independent, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Concerns over number of children imprisoned on remand – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2009 in children, imprisonment, news, remand by sally

“An estimated 1,000 children are imprisoned on remand every year but later found innocent at trial, despite guidance which states that children should only be jailed in exceptional circumstances.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Big Question: Are prison sentences too lenient, and does the system need changing? – The Independent

Posted June 17th, 2009 in imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

“Why are we asking this now?

In the past few days, the issue of sentencing has come to the fore in three high-profile cases, culminating in an announcement yesterday by the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, that the sentences handed down to Baby P’s killers were not unduly lenient and therefore she would not be referring the case to Court of Appeal.”

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The Independent, 17th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

(HR) (Portugal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted June 15th, 2009 in deportation, EC law, imprisonment, law reports by sally

(HR) (Portugal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“Time spent in jail in the United Kingdom by a national of the European Economic Area was not counted when calculating whether he had live in the country continuously for at least ten years before the decision to deport him.”

Times Law Reports, 15th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Foreign Office abandoned me to Iraqi jail torture, Briton says – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2009 in imprisonment, Iraq, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A British man who spent more than two years in an Iraqi jail has told the Guardian that he was abandoned by the British government and feared it would leave him to die.”

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The Guardian, 29th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

HR (Portugal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR daily

Posted May 8th, 2009 in deportation, EC law, imprisonment, law reports by sally

HR (Portugal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 371; [2009] WLR(D) 144

The time during which an European Economic Area national was serving a sentence of imprisonment in the United Kingdom was not to be included when calculating whether he had resided for a continuous period of at least ten years prior to a decision to deport him.”

WLR Daily, 6th May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.