Tony Hudgell’s adoptive mother ‘over the moon’ that his abuser may stay in jail – The Independent

‘The adoptive mother of Tony Hudgell, a little boy who was tortured by his parents, has said she is “over the moon” that his birth mother may not be released from jail this week as planned.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2022

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Carole Packman murder: Parole dates given to paper before family – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in bereavement, families, fraud, media, Ministry of Justice, murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said it is “deeply sorry” that a murderer’s parole dates were given to a local newspaper before the victim’s family.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Prisoner Charles Bronson asks for public Parole Board hearing under new rules – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in news, parole, robbery, violent offenders by tracey

‘Charles Bronson, one of the UK’s longest serving and most notorious prisoners, has become the first inmate to formally ask for his next Parole Board hearing to be heard in public after new rules came into force on Thursday in an attempt to remove the secrecy behind the process.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2022

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Parole hearings to be heard in public for the first time – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 1st, 2022 in Ministry of Justice, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘Victims, members of the public and the media will be able to ask for a parole hearing to be heard in public for the first time, following law changes being made today (30 June 2022).’

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Ministry of Justice, 30th June 2022

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Government lost £98m amid failings with electronic tagging project – report – The Independent

‘The Government does not know if electronically tagging criminals is helping to cut reoffending because of failings with the system, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 8th June 2022

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Pilot scheme paves way for victims’ right to attend Parole Board hearings – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2022 in news, parole, pilot schemes, private hearings, victims by sally

‘Victims could attend full Parole Board hearings for criminals hoping to be freed from jail for the first time as early as next month.’

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The Independent, 4th May 2022

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Sex offenders being freed from UK military jail without any probation supervision, report warns – The Independent

‘Sex offenders and domestic abusers are being freed from the UK’s military jail “without any safeguards or probation supervision”, inspectors have warned.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2022

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Garry Newlove killer recommended for move to open prison – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2022 in murder, news, parole, prisons by tracey

‘The Parole Board has recommended that the ringleader of a murder that shocked Britain in 2007 be moved to an open prison.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2022

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MP welcomes parole reforms after Pitchfork release – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2022 in child abuse, dangerous offenders, murder, news, parole, sexual offences by sally

‘An MP who campaigned against the release of double child killer Colin Pitchfork has welcomed “landmark” changes to the parole system.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2022

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Dominic Raab to appeal after Tracey Connelly, mother of Baby P, granted parole – Daily Telegraph

‘Justice Secretary to ask Parole Board to reconsider decision to free 40-year-old, jailed for ‘causing or allowing’ death of her son.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2022

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Joanne Tulip: Justice Secretary blocks killer’s move to open prison – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2022 in imprisonment, Ministry of Justice, murder, news, parole, prisons by sally

‘A bid to move the killer of Joanne Tulip to an open prison has been blocked by Dominic Raab.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2022

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Sophie Lancaster killer to be freed from jail – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2022 in murder, news, parole, release on licence by tracey

‘Ryan Herbert is to be released 15 years after he attacked Miss Lancaster and her boyfriend because they were dressed as Goths.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022

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Carole Packman murder: Russell Causley returned to prison – BBC News

‘A murderer who refuses to reveal the whereabouts of his wife’s body has been returned to jail after breaching his parole licence conditions.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Double child killer arrested and recalled to prison two months after release – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2021 in children, murder, news, parole, prisons, probation, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘Colin Pitchfork has been arrested and sent back to prison just two months after being released, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced on Friday. He was let out in September after spending 33 years in jail for murdering two teenage girls in the 1980s.’

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The Independent, 20th November 2021

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Sidney Cooke: Notorious paedophile denied parole for 10th time – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2021 in child abuse, children, early release, homicide, news, parole, sexual offences by tracey

‘One of Britain’s most notorious child sex offenders has been refused parole for the 10th time. Sidney Cooke, now 94, was jailed for life with a minimum five-year term in 1999 for the abuse of two brothers.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2021

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Helen’s law: killer refused parole for failing to disclose where body hidden – The Guardian

‘A prisoner has become the first person to be refused parole under a new law that makes it harder for killers to be released if they refuse to reveal where they hid their victim’s body.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: MoJ sorry for sex offenders register error – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in child abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, parole, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has apologised for saying killer Colin Pitchfork would not have to sign the sex offenders register when released from prison.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Double killer will not be on sex offenders register – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2021 in child abuse, DNA, forensic science, murder, news, parole, rape, sexual offences by michael

‘A man who raped and murdered two 15-year-old girls will not be placed on the sex offenders register when he is released.

The Ministry of Justice said it was because Colin Pitchfork’s crimes were committed before 1997, when the register was introduced.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2021

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Killer Colin Pitchfork to be released from prison after challenge fails – The Guardian

‘The child killer and rapist Colin Pitchfork is to be freed from prison after the Parole Board rejected calls from the government to reconsider the controversial decision.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Review of decision to release child killer – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2021 in murder, news, parole, rape, sentencing by sally

‘The decision to release double child killer Colin Pitchfork will be reviewed, it has been confirmed.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2021

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