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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Government forced to pay out £14m to hundreds wrongly imprisoned under immigration powers – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2016 in compensation, immigration, imprisonment, news by sally

‘The Government has been forced to pay out millions of pounds in compensation to innocent people who were illegally locked up in Britain under immigration powers, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 26th October 2016

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Criminals should repay the proceeds of their crimes before release from prison, say MPs – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2016 in confiscation, imprisonment, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Criminals who have failed to pay the proceeds gained from their crimes should not be released from prison until they have paid up, a new report suggests.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2016

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Brothers remanded after abusing judge on Facebook – Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2016 in drug offences, imprisonment, internet, judges, news, suspended sentences by michael

‘Two brothers have been remanded in custody after a judge ordered them back to court over abusive Facebook messages posted shortly after they were handed suspended prison terms.’

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Guardian, 16 February 2016

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Wirral cat killer who broke a puppy’s jaw is jailed – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2015 in animal cruelty, costs, disqualification, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed a cat and broke a puppy’s jaw has been jailed and banned from keeping animals for life.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2015

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Number of most dangerous prisoners in special units doubles – report – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2015 in dangerous offenders, imprisonment, news, prisons, reports by sally

‘The number of the most dangerous male prisoners in England being held in a special “jail within a jail” system has doubled over the past decade, inspectors have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2015

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Tormented pensioner jailed over carrying gun for protection released after legal error – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2015 in elderly, firearms, imprisonment, mistake, news, sentencing by sally

‘Roy Delph freed as it emerges lawyers incorrectly classify his 124-year-old weapon after public outcry at his two-year prison sentence for carrying gun.’
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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2015

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Enforce family court orders but don’t jail debtors – Society – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 13th, 2015 in debts, enforcement, family courts, imprisonment, Law Commission, Law Society, news by sally

‘The Law Society has called for simpler procedures to enforce family financial orders and said creditors should be armed with more information.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th August 2015

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More than 80 per cent of female inmates locked up for non-violent offences, new figures show – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2015 in imprisonment, news, prisons, women by sally

‘More than 80 per cent of female prisoners have been locked up for non-violent offences such as shoplifting, new figures show, as a drive is launched to clear jails of women who pose no danger to the public.’

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The Independent, 29th July 2015

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Criminal with 500 offences avoids jail sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 6th, 2015 in community service, imprisonment, news, public order, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘Career criminal has committed 506 offences but has avoided prison for each of his latest crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2015

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