UK terrorism law expert warns government over plans for new legislation – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2017 in imprisonment, legislation, news, sentencing, terrorism by michael

‘Introducing new laws to prosecute extremists would be wrong, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2017

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Man jailed for fatally stabbing father on busy high street in London – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2017 in homicide, imprisonment, London, news, sentencing by sally

‘An insurance worker who stabbed a father to death on a busy high street while his seven-year-old daughter was buying sweets has been jailed for 18 years.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2017

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Closures of ageing jails on hold for five years as prison numbers soar – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2017 in bail, detention, imprisonment, news, prisons by sally

‘The head of the prison service has ruled out any closures over the next five years, shelving a 2017 Conservative manifesto pledge to shut down and sell off dilapidated Victorian jails across England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2017

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Man jailed for theft after £766k was accidentally transferred into his bank account – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2017 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A shopkeeper who had £766,000 accidentally deposited into his bank account has been jailed after spending some of the money.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2017

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Audit lays bare racial disparities in UK schools, courts and workplaces – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in crime, education, imprisonment, news, race discrimination, reports, statistics by sally

‘White teenagers are far more likely to smoke than their minority ethnic counterparts, Roma children are falling well behind their peers at school and black men face the highest likelihood of being found guilty in court.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2017

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Ex-staff member of Hampshire children’s home jailed for abuse – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, news, residential care, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former staff member at a children’s home has been jailed for 15 years for child abuse dating back to the 1980s.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2017

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Claimant who sued council over bogus highway accident guilty of contempt – Local Government Lawyer

‘A man who sued Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council for £10,000, claiming he was injured after tripping in a hole in the payment, has been found guilty of contempt of court and jailed for four months.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th September 2017

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Animal cruelty sentences to rise to five years in prison – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in animal cruelty, devolution issues, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘People in England who commit the most serious crimes of animal cruelty could face up to five years in prison, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2017

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Blind burglar jailed for his 192nd offence after leading police on chase from school raid into river – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in burglary, disabled persons, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A blind burglar has been jailed for his 192nd offence after leading police on a chase from school raid into a river.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2017

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Man jailed for spraying ammonia in taxi driver’s face in Newcastle – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, imprisonment, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘A man who sprayed ammonia in a taxi driver’s face has been jailed for more than four years.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2017

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Sadistic killer Jason Marshall jailed for 39 years – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2017 in extradition, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, torture by tracey

‘Sadistic killer Jason Marshall, who was filmed murdering a man during a bondage sex session, has been jailed for 39 years.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2017

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Charlie Alliston: Cyclist detained over pedestrian death – BBC News

‘A cyclist who knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman in east London has been sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders’ institution.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Teenagers convicted of homophobic hate crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three teenagers who pleaded guilty to attacking two passengers on a train because of their sexuality have today been jailed. The three male youths, two aged 16 and one aged 17, were each sentenced to six months in prison at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 14 September, after admitting violent disorder and, in one case, possession of an offensive weapon.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th September 2017

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Secret Millionaire property developer jailed for manslaughter after carpenter fell through ceiling – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, homicide, imprisonment, negligence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A property developer who appeared on The Secret Millionaire has been jailed for manslaughter after a carpenter fell through the ceiling of a development a year after safety warnings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2017

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Thousands of IPP prisoners are trapped in a shameful limbo. They must be freed – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2017 in imprisonment, news, parole, sentencing by tracey

‘The plight of James Ward shows the injustice of a bungled scheme. Seven years after its abolition 3,000 remain behind bars with no release date in sight.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2017

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Predatory paedophile has his sentence increased by 3 years – Attorney General’s Office

‘Abingdon man who used fake online profiles to abuse children has his sentence increased by the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 12th September 2017

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Czech slaves gang forced Plymouth victim to lie – BBC News

‘Four gang members have been jailed for forcing a slavery victim to withdraw evidence, causing a trial to collapse.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2017

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Rooney traveller family jailed for modern slavery offences – BBC News

‘Nine members of a traveller family who kept workers in squalid conditions in caravans have been jailed for modern day slavery offences.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2017

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Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2017 in artistic works, fraud, imprisonment, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A Cotswold art dealer who stole nearly £500,000 worth of artworks, including paintings by the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, from clients, has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2017

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Three men and a boy jailed for ‘abhorrent’ rape of girl, 16, in Ramsgate – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 11th, 2017 in imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, young persons by tracey

‘Three men and a boy who subjected a lost teenage girl to an “abhorrent” rape have been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2017

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