Released murderer’s second killing ‘horrific’ – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2024 in murder, news, parole, probation, sentencing by sally

‘A second murder by a man who had killed before has been described as “horrific” but “rare” by the Probation Service.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2024

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Joshua Jacques: Serious failings in probation supervision – report – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2024 in drug abuse, murder, news, probation, release on licence, reports by sally

‘There were “serious failings” in the probation supervision of a quadruple murderer, the chief inspector of probation has said.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2024

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New law to stop thousands of offenders from changing their name in secret – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 26th, 2024 in bills, community service, criminal justice, Ministry of Justice, names, news, probation by tracey

‘Thousands of offenders on community and suspended sentences will no longer be able to secretly change their name as part of tough new rules to protect the public.’

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2024

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Killamarsh: Women and children still at risk after murders, coroner says – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2023 in child abuse, coroners, domestic violence, murder, news, probation by sally

‘A coroner has warned “insufficient” checks by the probation service continue to put women and children at risk after a quadruple murder.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2023

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Criminals released from prison ‘left free to kill’ as overstretched probation service in crisis – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2023 in murder, news, prisons, probation by sally

’59 offenders being monitored after leaving prison went on to be convicted of murder in just one year – with at least five cases blamed on failings in an overstretched probation service.’

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The Independent, 13th November 2023

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‘Stark’ failures by probation service contributed to murder of Derbyshire family – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2023 in domestic violence, inquests, murder, news, probation by tracey

‘Several “very stark” failures by probation services led to a dangerous man being categorised as low risk before murdering an entire family, an inquest has found.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2023

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Damien Bendall: Quadruple murderer put in wrong risk classification – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2023 in dangerous offenders, murder, news, probation by sally

‘The chief probation officer said the service was facing “significant” issues while dealing with Damien Bendall, who went on to kill four people.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2023

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Probation staff ‘overwhelmed’ before Killamarsh murders of woman and children – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2023 in domestic violence, murder, news, probation by sally

‘Probation workers involved with a man who went on to murder three children and his pregnant girlfriend have described being “overwhelmed” by their workload.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2023

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Probation service pays undisclosed sum to ex-contractor after racial harassment – The Guardian

‘HM Prison and Probation Service has paid an undisclosed settlement to a former contractor who endured racial discrimination and harassment, including monkey chants.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2023

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HMP Highpoint: Man should have had probation appointment before death – ombudsman – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2023 in drug abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, ombudsmen, probation, suicide by tracey

‘A man who died two days after being released from prison should have had a scheduled probation appointment, an ombudsman found.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2023

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Domestic abusers face crackdown in raft of new measures – Home Office

Posted February 21st, 2023 in domestic violence, electronic monitoring, news, probation, sentencing by tracey

‘Tougher management of most dangerous abusers and new protections for victims.’

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Home Office, 20th February 2023

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Domestic abusers to be more closely monitored and electronically tagged – BBC News

‘The most dangerous domestic abusers will be monitored more closely and electronically tagged as part of a new crackdown, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2023

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‘Potentially risky’ people being released after years on remand, watchdog warns – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2023 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons, probation, remand by sally

‘Potentially dangerous prisoners are spending years on remand before disappearing into the community after their release without being properly monitored, the prisons watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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Watchdog finds serious probation failings over Zara Aleena’s killer – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2023 in murder, news, probation, release on licence by sally

‘Failings by probation officers left a sexual predator “free” to stalk and kill law graduate Zara Aleena just days after he was released from jail, according to a watchdog.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2023

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Killamarsh murders: Probation failings over killer Damien Bendall – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2023 in domestic violence, murder, news, probation, reports, sentencing by sally

‘A review into how a quadruple murderer was dealt with by probation officers has found failings “at every stage”.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2023

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Warnings over ‘inconsistent’ monitoring of criminals after release from jail – The Independent

Posted July 14th, 2022 in dangerous offenders, news, probation, reports by tracey

‘Dangerous criminals are being downgraded to the lowest level of monitoring from police and other bodies too quickly after being freed from jail, watchdogs have warned.’

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The Independent, 14th July 2022

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Boost for public safety as four justice bills receive Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

‘The government delivers on its pledge to protect the public better and restore confidence in the criminal justice system as four major bills became law today (28 April).’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th April 2022

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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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Offenders to be banned from drinking to cut alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Offenders released from prison face being banned from drinking from today (17 November 2021) under world-first plans to curb alcohol-fuelled crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th November 2021

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People with mental illness in criminal justice system failed ‘at every stage’ – The Independent

‘The criminal justice system is “failing” people with a mental illness “at every stage”, a major report has found has found.’

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The Independent, 17h November 2021

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