Judges can’t punish criminals who offend while on parole – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2012 in affray, criminal damage, judges, news, parole, robbery, sentencing by tracey

“Judge Jamie Tabor QC spoke out at Gloucester crown court after dealing with a former soldier who was out on licence from a jail term for attempted robbery when he committed offences of affray and criminal damage.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2012

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Warning over prison release delay – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2012 in budgets, compensation, delay, news, parole, prisons, recidivists by sally

“There is a risk of jail disturbances and compensation claims due to delays in assessing inmates for release in England and Wales, an ex-official says.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2012

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Duchess of York’s killer aide Jane Andrews loses her bid to be freed from prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 27th, 2012 in murder, news, parole by tracey

“Jane Andrews, the former dresser to Sarah, Duchess of York, who was sentenced to life for the murder of Thomas Cressman, has been refused parole.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2012

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Regina (McGetrick) v Parole Board and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 5th, 2012 in evidence, law reports, parole, release on licence, removal directions by sally

Regina (McGetrick) v Parole Board and another [2012] EWHC 882 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 114

“When considering and making its substantive recommendation on the question of the early release or recall of prisoners on licence following a reference to it by the Secretary of State for Justice, the Parole Board was ‘dealing with the case’ within the meaning of section 239(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and was therefore required to consider all the documents given to it by the Secretary of State.”

WLR Daily, 4th April 2012

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Stephen Lawrence killers will not get parole if they refuse to confess guilt – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2012 in murder, news, parole, racism, sentencing by tracey

“Stephen Lawrence’s killers will serve many years in prison beyond their minimum sentence unless they admit their guilt, say legal experts.”

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The Guardian, 7th January 2012

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Jet bomb plotter Nezar Hindawi loses parole bid – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2012 in aircraft, conspiracy, murder, news, parole by tracey

“A terrorist jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner has lost a legal battle to secure his release, the BBC understands.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2012

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Bomb plotter wins parole challenge – The Independent

Posted April 1st, 2011 in judicial review, news, parole, terrorism by sally

“A man jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner won a High Court challenge today against Government refusals to allow his early release.”

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The Independent, 1st April 2011

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Killer wins ‘distress’ payout over parole delay – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2011 in compensation, delay, human rights, news, parole by sally

“A criminal who killed a man in a pub brawl has won taxpayer-funded compensation because a delayed parole hearing breached his human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2011

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Terrorist jailed in 1986 contests minister’s refusal to release him – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2010 in aircraft, explosives, news, parole, terrorism by sally

“A man jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner flying out of Heathrow today challenged the government’s refusal to accept a parole board recommendation to release him.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2010

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Law Society calls for reform of murder sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 1st, 2010 in news, parole by sally

“The Law Society has called on the government to look at introducing a three-tier system of sentencing for murder, after research published today revealed a lack of public support for the current mandatory life sentence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th October 2010

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Prisoners on indeterminate sentences ‘left in limbo’ over parole dates – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2010 in news, parole, sentencing by sally

“The government should fast-track the parole hearings of almost 2,500 prisoners who have served their minimum sentence but are still being held in jail for ‘public protection’, a leading barrister has said.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2010

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Jon Venables case: inquiry ordered into parole supervision – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2010 in inquiries, news, parole, release on licence by sally

“The Ministry of Justice is to review how Jon Venables, one of the young killers of James Bulger, was supervised after his release from custody in 2001.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2010

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Inside the Parole Board: how freedom is granted or denied for prisoners – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2010 in early release, news, parole, prisons, release on licence by sally

“Unprecedented access opens door to the often publicly criticised, but little understood, workings of the Parole Board.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2010

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Many offenders in jail too long, says parole chief – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2010 in news, parole, recidivists, reports, sentencing by sally

“Large numbers of prisoners are spending longer in jail than necessary due to the increasingly risk-averse attitude of the public and politicians, according to the chair of the parole board.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2010

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Yorkshire Ripper will not be given parole, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2010 in appeals, murder, news, parole, sentencing by sally

“A high court judge today ruled that Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, will not be eligible for parole and must spend the rest of his life in custody.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2010

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Parole chief: release more prisoners – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2010 in news, parole, prisons, probation, release on licence by sally

“Large numbers of prisoners who pose no danger to the public are trapped in jail because society has become risk-averse over whether to release them on licence, the chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales said tonight.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2010

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Prisoners denied release after fears of public backlash – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 1st, 2010 in news, parole, prisons, probation, release on licence by sally

“Large numbers of prisoners are being held behind bars despite posing no threat to society, the chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales said last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2010

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Jack Straw raises questions about Scottish handling of Lockerbie case – The Guardian

Posted August 27th, 2009 in murder, news, parole by sally

“Jack Straw today (26 August) became the first British minister to raise questions about the handling of the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2009

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Lockerbie bomber could be freed from prison next week – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2009 in murder, news, parole by sally

“Preparations are under way to free the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing from prison next week, after doctors said his terminal prostate cancer was in its final stages.”

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The Guardian, 13th August 2009

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Ronnie Biggs wins permission to challenge parole decision – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2009 in judicial review, news, parole, robbery by sally

“The great train robber Ronnie Biggs has been given permission to challenge the decision to refuse him parole, his legal adviser said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2009

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