John Worboys: Victims can challenge release decision – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Two of John Worboys’ victims have been given the go ahead to challenge the decision to release him. The full judicial review hearing will take place in the High Court on 13 March and Worboys will stay in jail until then.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2018

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Investigation into the policy and process followed by the Victim Contact Scheme in the Worboys case – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 7th, 2018 in parole, reports, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘On 19 January, Secretary of State David Gauke told Parliament he had asked Chief Inspector of Probation, Dame Glenys Stacey, to urgently review the way the Victim Contact Scheme engaged with victims in the Worboys case. This report sets out Dame Glenys Stacey’s findings.’

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Ministry of Justice, 7th February 2018

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Black cab rapist John Worboys will be asked if he minds wearing electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2018 in electronic monitoring, news, parole, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by tracey

‘John Worboys will be asked if he objects to wearing an electronic tag when he is eventually released from prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2018

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John Worboys’ release put on hold after victims launch legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The release of John Worboys, the black-cab rapist, has been put on hold after a high court battle to keep him behind bars launched by victims passed its first hurdle.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2018

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Sadiq Khan challenges release of rapist John Worboys – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape by sally

‘The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is launching legal action to challenge the Parole Board over its decision to release the black-cab rapist John Worboys.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2018

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Secretary of State’s oral statement on Transparency of the Parole Board and Victim Support – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 24th, 2018 in parole, press releases, victims by tracey

‘Rt Hon David Gauke MP, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, has today delivered an Oral Statement to the House of Commons on transparency of the Parole Board and victim support.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2018

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John Worboys could be kept behind bars after police reveal they are investigating a new allegation against him – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2018 in news, parole, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘John Worboys could he kept behind bars after a new victim made allegations of sexual assault against him, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2018

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Newspapers threaten legal action for Worboys parole report – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2018 in judicial review, media, Ministry of Justice, news, parole, rape, reasons, sexual offences by tracey

‘Two newspapers have threatened legal action if the Parole Board does not publish its reasons for agreeing to release convicted rapist John Worboys.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2018

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Terms of reference for the review of law, policy and procedure relating to parole decisions – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 19th, 2018 in parole, press releases by tracey

‘The review will look at the case for changing key aspects of Parole Board decision-making.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2018

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John Worboys release will not be challenged by government – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘The government will not challenge the decision to release rapist John Worboys, the justice secretary says.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2018

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‘Black cab rapist’ John Worboys could still be a risk when released, admits Parole Board – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 17th, 2018 in news, parole, rape, recidivists, sexual offences by sally

‘The head of the Parole Board has admitted he cannot guarantee the public’s safety when the ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys is released at the end of the month.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2018

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John Worboys’ victims hope for reversal of decision to release him – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2018 in criminal justice, news, parole, probation, release on licence, victims by sally

‘Victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys have welcomed a possible reversal of the Parole Board’s decision to release him this month amid growing calls at Westminster for a urgent review of the case.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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John Worboys victims demand CPS reassess 93 allegations against him – The Guardian

‘Lawyers representing victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys are demanding prosecutors reassess 93 cases for which he was not previously prosecuted.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2018

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New lord chancellor prioritises parole transparency review – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 10th, 2018 in Ministry of Justice, news, parole by sally

‘Less than 24 hours after the prime minister handed the justice brief to solicitor David Gauke as part of a cabinet reshuffle, the new lord chancellor says he has begun the process of making parole decisions more transparent.’

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Law Society's Gazette, January 2018

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Worboys case: Release of taxi rapist triggers parole review – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2018 in disclosure, news, parole, rape, release on licence, sexual offences by sally

‘The way parole is considered is to be reviewed following the decision to release serial sex attacker John Worboys, the prime minister has said.’

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BBC News, 7th January 2018

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John Worboys: Parole board chief ‘very concerned’ over black cab rapist’s early release – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2018 in news, parole, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘The chairman of the Parole Board has said he is “very concerned” that the victims of serial rapist John Worboys were not told of his imminent release. Amid criticisms of the decision, Professor Nick Hardwick added he recognises there is a “lack of transparency” in the board’s processes and will be launching a public consultation.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2017

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Chair’s speech marks Parole Board’s 50th Anniversary and looks at the future for parole – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 9th, 2017 in parole, speeches by tracey

‘Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board, gave a speech looking at the “past, present and future of parole” at event marking the organisation’s 50th Anniversary.’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th November 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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Man jailed for 10 months finds himself still in prison 11 years later – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2016 in mental health, news, parole, sentencing by sally

‘The Imprisonment for Public Protection scheme was scrapped in 2012 after it emerged it was being used more widely than intended.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2016

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‘Helen’s Law’ to deny unrepentant killers parole backed by MPs – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2016 in bills, murder, news, parole, rehabilitation by tracey

‘MPs have voted in favour of a new “Helen’s Law” to deny killers parole if they will not reveal where victims’ remains are.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2016

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