Shani Warren: Man guilty of murder in 1987 Taplow Lake case – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering a woman who was found bound and gagged in a lake 35 years ago.’

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BBC News, 17th May 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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Clive Porter: Killer on the run convicted of canal murder – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, police, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted killer who was on the run for 16 years has been found guilty of the murder of a former police officer on a canal towpath.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2022

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Driver caught distracted behind wheel nine times in four years – The Independent

‘A driver was caught distracted behind the wheel nine times in the last four years, an investigation has found. The unidentified person was one of 932 British drivers convicted of the offence more than once in the same time period, according to Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) figures obtained by the PA news agency.’

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The Independent, 3rd January 2022

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Two people sentenced for running unregistered school in London – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2021 in education, news, recidivists, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A headteacher and her father have been sentenced for the second time for running an illegal unregistered school in south London after a crackdown by the schools watchdog Ofsted.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2021

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Tens of thousands more criminals to be tagged to cut crime and protect victims – Ministry of Justice

‘Almost 26,000 extra offenders will be tagged over the next 3 years under an ambitious £180 million plan to expand the use of electronic monitoring to cut crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 5th October 2021

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Lilly Hanrahan: Case review finds missed chances to check on killer – BBC News

‘Authorities’ failure to share details about a man before he murdered a girl in his partner’s care “contributed” to her death.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2021

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Short jail terms fail to prevent reoffending, says former England and Wales magistrate – The Guardian

‘Criminals in England and Wales are being jailed for short terms that fail to prevent reoffending because of a lack of awareness and availability of community-based sentencing, a leading former magistrate has said.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

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Courts failed people ‘caught up’ in UK riots in 2011, says ex-chief prosecutor – The Guardian

‘Pressures in the criminal justice system meant it failed to distinguish between repeat offenders and people “caught up” in the 2011 English riots, a former chief prosecutor has said.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2021

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Nationalising probation service not enough to fix flaws, warns watchdog – The Guardian

‘Renationalising the management of offenders in the community will not be enough to put right the flaws of disastrous privatisation reforms introduced by the former Conservative minister Chris Grayling, the probation watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2021

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Women offenders being released to homelessness – MPs – BBC News

‘Thousands of women are being released from prison each year without adequate help, a group of MPs and peers say.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2021

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£200 million investment in rehab services to cut crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Charities and companies which help rehabilitate offenders have been awarded around £200 million of Government funding to help cut crime in the new probation system.’

Ministry of Justice, 21st May 2021

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Security services and police to face questions over London Bridge attacker – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2021 in inquests, intelligence services, news, police, recidivists, rehabilitation, terrorism by tracey

‘The security services and police are to face questions over whether they missed the chance to stop a convicted terrorist out on licence with an electronic tag who stabbed two people to death. On Monday, the inquests open into the deaths of Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, who were killed in the November 2019 attack at Fishmongers hall, near London Bridge at a prisoner rehabilitation conference.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2021

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Crime: Thieves, robbers and burglars to be fitted with GPS tags – BBC News

‘Prolific burglars, robbers and thieves are to be tagged with GPS trackers in a bid to stop them reoffending.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2021

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Convicted robber jailed for murdering woman he met on dating site – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, recidivists, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted armed robber who strangled, battered and stabbed a woman to death after meeting her on a dating site has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2021

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Serial rapists receive longer minimum jail terms after appeal – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2020 in appeals, imprisonment, news, rape, recidivists, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Two serial rapists with life sentences will have the minimum time they must spend in prison extended from 30 to 40 years, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2020

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New criminal record disclosure rules take effect – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On the 28th November 2020, The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 (“the Order”) came into force, implementing important changes to the criminal records disclosure rules in England and Wales.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st December 2020

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Family of man killed by convicted terrorist sue UK government – The Guardian

‘The family of a young man stabbed to death by a convicted terrorist are suing the government over alleged failures to manage the attacker in the community.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2020

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Covid: prisoner mental health at risk of ‘irreparable damage’ – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2020 in coronavirus, health, mental health, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation by sally

‘Locking up prisoners in what amounts to solitary confinement under Covid restrictions risks causing “irreparable damage” to their mental health and does nothing to reduce reoffending, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales has said.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2020

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Youth jail plans therapy rather than steel doors – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2020 in education, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, reports, young offenders by tracey

‘”Once you’re caught in the grip of the system you are doomed,” says the founder of a radically different approach to jailing young offenders. Steve Chalke aims to stop a revolving door of criminality that at present sees 69% of young prisoners reoffending within a year of release.’

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BBC News, 6th Ocotber 2020

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