Baby P’s mother Tracey Connelly to be released from prison – The Guardian

“The mother of Peter Connelly, the toddler known as Baby P who died with more than 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register, has been recommended for release from prison by the Parole Board.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2013

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Baby P mother Tracey Connelly ‘may soon be freed’ – The Independent

“The mother of Baby P could be freed from jail within days when her case is considered by the body responsible for deciding whether prisoners can be safely released into the community.”

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The Independent, 30th September 2013

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Regina (Sturnham) v Parole Board and another (No 2) – WLR Daily

Regina (Sturnham) v Parole Board and another (No 2): [2013] UKSC 47;   [2013] WLR (D)  274

“The statutory provisions relating to sentences of imprisonment for public protection involved a higher threshold for the imposition of such sentences than for continued detention after the expiry of a prisoner’s minimum term.”

WLR Daily, 3rd July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

R (on the application of Sturnham) No 2 (Appellant) v The Parole Board of England and Wales and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Sturnham) No 2 (Appellant) v The Parole Board of England and Wales and another (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 46 | UKSC 2013/0152 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 3rd July 2013

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James Bulger killer Jon Venables to be freed – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2013 in murder, news, parole, sexual offences, young offenders by tracey

“One of James Bulger’s killers, Jon Venables, should be released from prison, the parole board has said. Venables was previously paroled, but sent back to jail for accessing child pornography.”

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BBC News, 4th July 2013

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Worcester child killer David McGreavy anonymity waived – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2013 in anonymity, disclosure, murder, news, parole, prisons by sally

“The High Court has overturned an order granting anonymity to a man who murdered three children in Worcester.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2013

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Regina (Faulkner) v Secretary of State for Justice and another; Regina (Sturnham) v Parole Board and another – WLR Daily

Posted May 8th, 2013 in damages, delay, human rights, imprisonment, law reports, parole by sally

Regina (Faulkner) v Secretary of State for Justice and another; Regina (Sturnham) v Parole Board and another [2013] UKSC 23; [2013] WLR (D) 162

“Where it was established on a balance of probabilities that a delay in holding a hearing before the Parole Board, in violation of art 5.4 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, had resulted in the detention of a prisoner beyond the date when he would otherwise have been released, damages should ordinarily be awarded as compensation for the resultant detention.”

WLR Daily, 1st May 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Guidance from the Supreme Court on human rights damages – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in damages, delay, human rights, news, parole, Supreme Court by tracey

“Faulkner, R (on the application of ) v Secretary of State for Justice and another [2013] UKSC 23. The Supreme Court has taken a fresh look at what is meant by the Human Rights Act exhortation to take Strasbourg jurisprudence ‘into account’ when fashioning remedies for violations of Convention rights, in this case the right not to be arbitrarily detained under Article 5.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd May 2013

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R (on the application of Faulkner) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice and another (Respondents); R (on the application of Faulkner) (FC) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) and The Parole Board (Appellant); R (on the application of Sturnham) (Appellant) v The Parole Board of England and Wales and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in compensation, delay, law reports, parole, Supreme Court by sally

R (on the application of Faulkner) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice and another (Respondents); R (on the application of Faulkner) (FC) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) and The Parole Board (Appellant); R (on the application of Sturnham) (Appellant) v The Parole Board of England and Wales and another (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 23 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 1st May 2013

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Supreme court upholds payouts to prisoners over delayed parole hearings – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in compensation, delay, news, parole, Supreme Court by sally

“The UK supreme court has cut the compensation awarded to a life-sentence prisoner whose original release was delayed from £10,000 to £6,500, in a ruling that will nonetheless lead to payouts for scores of convicted murderers, rapists and other violent prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2013

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Adult TV star had curfew tag removed as it would interfere with work – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2013 in community service, electronic monitoring, news, parole by sally

“An adult TV chat show has overturned a court order forcing her to wear an electronic tag after claiming it would put her out of work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2013

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

Posted March 19th, 2013 in appeals, evidence, law reports, parole, release on licence by tracey

R (McGetrick) v Parole Board and another: [2013] EWCA Civ 182;   [2013] WLR (D)  107

“The Parole Board had power to make an interlocutory direction requiring that evidence submitted by the Secretary of State be excluded from the final dossier of material taken into account by the panel deciding on whether to release a prisoner on licence.”

WLR Daily, 14th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

European Court awards damages to prisoner after Parole Board backlog – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 15th, 2013 in damages, delay, human rights, news, parole by sally

“On 29 January the Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that convicted rapist Samuel Betteridge’s Article 5(4) rights had been breached due to delays in his cases being considered by the Parole Board, and awarded him damages for his ‘frustration’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2013

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James Bulger killing: 20 years on – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2013 in children, criminal responsibility, murder, news, parole, sentencing by tracey

“Society’s view of young people still as venomous as 1993 says the lawyer who represented one of the two-year-old’s killers.”

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The Guardian, 1th February 2013

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Rapist wins damages from government – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2013 in damages, delay, human rights, news, parole, rape by sally

“The government has been ordered to pay damages to a convicted rapist because of delays to a review about whether he should be released.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2013

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Prisoners win big payouts for parole delays – The Independent

Posted January 21st, 2013 in compensation, delay, freedom of information, human rights, news, parole, prisons by sally

“Murderers, rapists and kidnappers have received compensation totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds from the Government after complaining that delays in their parole hearings breached their human rights.”

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The Independent, 20th January 2013

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Judge frees killer jailed after Number 10 protest – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2012 in early release, news, parole, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“The High Court has ordered the release of a man jailed in the run-up to the Olympics, because of terrorism-related convictions dating from the 1970s.”

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BBC News, 28th September 2012

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When indefinite becomes arbitrary: James, Wells and Lee v UK – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 24th, 2012 in EC law, human rights, imprisonment, news, parole, public interest, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“As Andrew Tickell noted in his post on Wednesday the European Court of Human Rights this week ruled that the UK violated the Article 5(1) ECHR rights of three prisoners sentenced to indeterminate prison sentences for public protection, where reasonable provision for their rehabilitation was not made.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th September 2012

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Regina (Foley) v Parole Board for England and Wales and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 1st, 2012 in early release, law reports, parole, prisons, release on licence, sentencing by sally

Regina (Foley) v Parole Board for England and Wales and another [2012] EWHC 2184 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 241

“There could no longer be any objective justification for the different tests governing early release applied by the Parole Board to those serving indeterminate sentences and those serving determinate sentences under the Criminal Justice Act 1991.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Killers and rapists could be released earlier as High Court waters down parole terms – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2012 in EC law, human rights, news, parole, sentencing by sally

“Killers and rapists serving long jail terms could be released earlier following a High Court ruling that their strict parole terms may breach their human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2012

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