Murder mastermind’s life sentence – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2008 in murder, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“A remand prisoner has been sentenced to life for ordering a shooting using a mobile phone smuggled into prison.”

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BBC News, 17th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Guilty of murder: man who set up shooting from prison cell – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2008 in murder, news, prisons by sally

“A man was convicted yesterday of plotting the murder of his former friend on a mobile phone from his cell in a high security prison.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

R (Haase) v District Judge Nuttall and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 16th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, human rights, law reports, prisons, prosecutions by sally

R (Haase) v District Judge Nuttall and another [2008] EWCA Civ 1089; [2008] WLR (D) 316

There was no general requirement that a prosecutor be independent and impartial to comply with the right to a fair trial in art 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 15th October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

The problems and needs of newly sentenced prisoners – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 15th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Results from a national survey.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Thousands in jail limbo due to lack of Government planning and financing – The Times

Posted October 15th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons by sally

“Thousands of prisoners were left in a Kafka-esque situation by the failure of the Government to plan and finance a new open ended jail term for dangerous offenders, according to a critical watchdog report published today.”

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The Times, 15th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Reducing reoffending in London – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 10th, 2008 in consultations, press releases, prisons, probation, recidivists by sally

“A consultation setting out proposed priorities for the delivery of prison and probation services in the capital and the joint work between agencies to reduce reoffending.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

‘Crippled’ prisons risk violence – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“The president of the Prison Governors Association is to warn of a ‘serious risk’ of disturbances in jails because of a shortage of resources.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Private ‘child jails’ to blame for almost half of restraint injuries – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2008 in children, news, prisons by sally

“Britain’s secure training centres (STCs) – privately run ‘child prisons’– are using a disproportionate amount of physical force to control children in their care.”

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The Independent, 5th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Time for a rethink on Titan jails? – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2008 in prisons, special report by sally

“Incarcerating more and more offenders is supposedly not the point of new supersize prisons. Anna Bawden inspects plans to make them centres of learning.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jails release 36,600 criminals to ease overcrowding – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2008 in early release, news, prisons by sally

“A total of 36,661 convicted criminals have been released early from jail under a government scheme to cut overcrowding in prisons, the Ministry of Justice said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Early release inmates on the run – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2008 in early release, news, prisons by sally

“More than 100 prisoners freed under an early-release scheme are on the run after being told to come back to jail, Ministry of Justice (MoJ) figures show.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Convicts push for benefits rights – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2008 in benefits, news, prisons by sally

“Two inmates of Broadmoor secure mental hospital – convicted of murder and rape – are arguing for the right to claim full state benefits.”

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BBC News, 19th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Give prisoners right to vote, says UN – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2008 in elections, news, prisons by sally

“Prisoners in British jails should be allowed to vote and the government should enact legislation to that effect, according to a United Nations report. The call was welcomed yesterday by prison reform groups.”

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The Guardian, 19th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Killer and rapist launch bid for state benefits – The Times

Posted September 19th, 2008 in benefits, news, prisons by sally

“A convicted murderer and a rapist have launched a High Court action that could see convicted serial killers including Beverley Allitt and Peter Sutcliffe receive thousands of pounds in benefits while still incarcerated.”

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The Times, 19th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Prisoner numbers could hit 95,800 by 2015, says minister – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“The prison population in England and Wales could hit 95,800 by 2015 – a rise of nearly 15% on the present figure – the Ministry of Justice said today.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jack Straw says 50,000 prisoners to be freed from jail early by January – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2008 in early release, news, prisons by sally

“Nearly 50,000 prisoners will have been released early by the beginning of next year to ease jail overcrowding, Jack Straw has admitted.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jack Straw agrees prisoner transfer deal with Vietnam – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 15th, 2008 in extradition, press releases, prisons, Vietnam by sally

“Vietnamese nationals serving prison sentences in the UK will now be able to return home to complete their sentence following an agreement signed by Justice Secretary Jack Straw today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Security fears as 116 mentally ill criminals escape in a year – The Times

Posted September 9th, 2008 in mental health, news, prisons by sally

“England’s director of mental health care today called for tougher standards for secure hospitals after it emerged that at least 116 mentally ill criminals escaped last year, more than 20 times the rate of escapes by offenders held in prison.”

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The Times, 9th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Mystery inmate refuses to leave jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“The male prisoner, who is a foreign national, has exploited a loophole in the system by refusing to divulge his real name and country of origin.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Half of all criminals re-offend within a year – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2008 in news, prisons, recidivists by sally

“Nearly half of all criminals released from jail reoffended within a year of being let out, figures have disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk