Why are pregnant women in prison? – Coventry University

Posted January 31st, 2022 in criminal justice, imprisonment, news, pregnancy, prisons, women by sally

‘The aim of this study is to find out why pregnant women spend time in prison, on remand, on recall from licence conditions and on sentence. Research shows that women very rarely commit violent or serious crime, and very few women present any kind of danger to the public. Research also identifies that pregnant women are especially vulnerable and in need of extra care – so this raises critical questions about the incarceration of pregnant women. ‘

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Coventry University, November 2021

Source: www.coventry.ac.uk

Man jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Merseyside man has been jailed for stalking Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th January 2022

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Women’s groups seek end to UK courts’ powers to jail people for own protection – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2022 in criminal justice, equality, imprisonment, Ministry of Justice, news, racism, women by tracey

‘A coalition of women’s rights organisations has called on the UK government to abolish a law that gives courts the power to send people to prison for their own protection, as part of a 10-point plan to tackle inequalities in the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2022

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‘Heartless’ drug dealers ‘cuckooed’ woman’s Nuneaton flat – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2022 in drug offences, drug trafficking, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two “heartless” drug dealers forced a vulnerable woman out of her home when they took over her flat to sell heroin and crack cocaine.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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Killer who stabbed her partner during violent row is jailed for eight years – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2022 in domestic violence, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman convicted of killing her partner with a knife during a violent row at their home has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 27th January 2022

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Man with ‘delayed maturity’ jailed for harassing Chris Whitty – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2022 in harassment, imprisonment, learning difficulties, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed after admitting harassing England’s chief medical officer, Sir Chris Whitty, by filming him with a phone against his will.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2022

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Lawyer jailed after defying order to hand over firm’s files to SRA – Legal Futures

‘A lawyer has been jailed for 13 months after showing a “brazen disregard” for his regulator by failing to hand over his firm’s files to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2022

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Care home staff jailed for degrading acts to vulnerable man – BBC News

‘Three care home workers have been jailed for 18 months for mistreating a vulnerable man.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2022

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Ben John: Extremist ordered to read books is jailed – BBC News

‘A man told by a judge to read classic literature after being found guilty of a terrorism offence will be jailed after a suspended sentence was quashed.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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Raab defends plan to double magistrates’ sentencing powers – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2022 in courts, delay, imprisonment, magistrates, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Justice Secretary has dismissed criticism of plans to double magistrates’ sentencing powers in a bid to tackle the backlog of cases waiting to be dealt with by criminal courts.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2022

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Magistrates to get power to jail offenders for a year – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2022 in courts, delay, imprisonment, magistrates, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Magistrates in England and Wales will have greater sentencing powers to enable them to take on more cases, under plans to clear court backlogs.’

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BBC news, 18th January 2022

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Prolific romance fraudster jailed as CPS issues a warning – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 17th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, victims, women by tracey

‘A stark warning to the public about falling victim to romance fraud has been issued by the Crown Prosecution Service – a month before Valentine’s Day – as a fraudster is jailed for conning at least nine people.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th January 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Call to stop jailing pregnant women in England after baby dies in prison toilet – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2022 in bereavement, birth, death in custody, imprisonment, news, pregnancy, women by tracey

‘Vulnerable pregnant women are being imprisoned for non-violent offences, in some cases within just a few weeks of their babies’ due date, according to new research set to be published on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2022

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Couple jailed for killing nine-day-old baby who ‘had life shaken out of her’ – The Independent

‘A mother and father who caused the death of their nine-day-old baby have been jailed for a total of 18 years.’

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The Independent, 16th January 2022

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Driver jailed after pretending to be undercover police officer following crash – The Independent

‘A driver who pretended to be an undercover police officer and brandished a knife after crashing his car under the influence of drugs has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Man jailed for racist abuse at Manchester United FA Cup game – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2022 in hate crime, imprisonment, news, racism, sentencing, sport by tracey

‘A man who racially abused staff and attacked two police officers during an FA Cup match has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2022

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Dudley mum’s legal fight over autistic son’s conviction – BBC News

‘The mother of an autistic man jailed for robbery says she is fighting to clear his name after the justice system failed to understand his disability. Joan Martin said 23-year-old Osime Brown’s autism meant he was incapable of committing the offence, and claims he was not given fair process. She is working with lawyers, who allege institutional discrimination, to overturn a “miscarriage of justice”.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2022

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Road rage driver who rammed moped jailed after pillion passenger’s death – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2022 in dangerous driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A car driver in a rage who chased a moped through the streets before ramming the vehicle and fatally injuring its pillion passenger has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2022

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Man handed life sentence for attacking girlfriend and killing her unborn baby – The Independent

‘A man has been handed a life sentence for attacking his girlfriend and killing her unborn child.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2022

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Salford police chase: Banned driver jailed for dangerous driving – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2022 in dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A banned driver who sped at up to 100mph (161km/h) in a stolen car while being pursued by police has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 7th January 2022

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