Blackpool nurse and colleague jailed over drugging patients – BBC News

‘An “evil” nurse who drugged patients on a stroke unit for an “easy shift” and a healthcare worker who conspired with her have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2023

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Nurse who sedated patients on hospital stroke unit for an ‘easy life’ jailed – The Independent

‘An NHS nurse who was giving her patients on a hospital stroke unit sedatives to “keep them quiet and compliant” has been jailed for seven years and two months.’

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The Independent, 14th December 2023

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Miscarriage of justice watchdog reviews murder conviction of ex-MI6 informant – The Guardian

‘Criminal Cases Review Commission re-examines case of Wang Yam, who was convicted of 2006 murder of Allan Chappelow in London.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2023

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Eight in 10 convicted in UK over child abuse images avoid prison, NCA says – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2023 in imprisonment, indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Eight out of 10 people in the UK caught with images of children being sexually abused avoid going to jail, the head of the National Crime Agency has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2023

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Cardiff: 32 years jail for North Road van driver murder – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2023 in imprisonment, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘A robber who murdered a parcel delivery driver with his own van has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2023

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Reforms bring hope to rehabilitated people still serving abolished indefinite sentences – Ministry of Justice

‘Thousands of rehabilitated ex-prisoners serving long-since abolished indefinite sentences will become eligible to have their licence period terminated earlier as part of new reforms.’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th December 2023

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Haulage boss jailed seven years for his role in people-smuggling network linked to Essex lorry deaths – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A haulage boss has been jailed today for his involvement in a people-smuggling network linked to the tragic deaths of 39 Vietnamese men, women and children in Essex.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th November 2023

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Modern slavery survivors ‘imprisoned for crimes they were forced to commit’ – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2023 in duress, forced labour, guilty pleas, imprisonment, news, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘Survivors of modern slavery are being sent to prison for crimes they were forced to commit and not being identified for help, new research suggests.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2023

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People smugglers ordered to pay over £280,000 from criminal profits in the Essex lorry deaths case – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A convicted people smuggler, responsible for the manslaughter of 39 people who died in the back of a lorry in Essex, has today (24 September 2023) been ordered to pay a total of £65,157.65 to victims’ families through a Confiscation Order made by the court today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th November 2023

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Man jailed for gross negligence manslaughter after death of David Haw in boat collision – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A boat skipper has been jailed after a man was killed when the vessel he was steering crashed into a buoy at high-speed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st November 2023

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Women in mental health crisis still being jailed in prisons deemed ‘unfit for purpose’, major review warns – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2023 in bills, imprisonment, mental health, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, statistics, women by tracey

‘Women dealing with severe mental illness are still being jailed despite prisons being “ill-equipped” to offer suitable care, a major review has warned.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2023

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Workington parents jailed for death of baby Dallas Kelly – BBC News

‘A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his four-month-old son.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2023

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TikTok prankster Mizzy jailed for 18 weeks for breaching court order – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2023 in consent, imprisonment, internet, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘The TikTok prankster Mizzy has been jailed for 18 weeks by a judge who said his videos were “not funny”.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2023

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The Russell murders: is Michael Stone in prison for a brutal crime he didn’t commit? – The Guardian

‘He was jailed for the murders of Lin and Megan Russell in 1997. Now, 26 years, two trials and two appeals later, Stone’s case is being reviewed.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2023

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£9.8 million to be seized from man who produced steroids on commercial scale – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Mohammed Afzal who was convicted as part of a conspiracy to produce commercial quantities of illegal medical drugs has been ordered to pay back millions of pounds or face 10 extra years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th November 2023

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Fixer for small-boat people smugglers jailed for seven and a half years – The Independent

‘An Albanian woman who acted as a fixer for people smugglers arranging small boat crossings to the UK has been jailed for seven and a half years, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2023

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Revealed: 16 years in prison for stealing a bike and no hope of release – as 7 trapped in jail kill themselves – The Independent

‘Seven inmates trapped in prison under indefinite jail terms have taken their own lives since the government refused to resentence them, The Independent can reveal. The prisons watchdog has launched investigations into a string of self-inflicted deaths amid a “worrying rise” in incidents among imprisonment for public protection (IPP) prisoners – with campaigners warning the “hopelessness” associated with the controversial sentences is having tragic consequences.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2023

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‘I paid £30k to protect my child from her paedophile dad’ – BBC News

‘When her daughter’s father was sent to prison for child sexual abuse, Bethan was horrified to discover he could still be allowed access to their child after he was released. It was a risk she wasn’t willing to take. Outside a Cardiff courtroom, a smartly dressed young woman sits waiting, anxiously. Bethan has never been inside a family court before, but she is here to try to protect her child – whose father has been convicted of paedophile offences and is currently in jail.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2023

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Far-right ‘reverend’ who exchanged letters with terrorists convicted of stirring up racial hatred – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 17th, 2023 in Crown Prosecution Service, imprisonment, news, public order, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘The editor of a far-right website has been convicted of possessing racially inflammatory material including stickers that had been posted in and around Liverpool in 2021 as part of a campaign directing people to a website calling for the establishment of a white master race.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th November 2023

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YouTuber sentenced for antisemitic abuse during livestream, CPS says – The Independent

‘A YouTuber who targeted antisemitic abuse at a Jewish woman during a livestream has been sentenced for a hate crime.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2023

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