Serial sex attacker Kirk Reid to be considered for release from jail – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2018 in news, probation, rape, recidivists, release on licence, sexual offences by tracey

‘A serial sex attacker who was allowed to continue his spree of violence after police failures is being considered for release by the Parole Board.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2018

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‘Black cab rapist’ John Worboys could still be a risk when released, admits Parole Board – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 17th, 2018 in news, parole, rape, recidivists, sexual offences by sally

‘The head of the Parole Board has admitted he cannot guarantee the public’s safety when the ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys is released at the end of the month.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2018

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Why has serial offender Terry Ellis swapped a life of crime to go straight? – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2018 in news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation by sally

‘A stint at the UK’s only therapeutic prison, Grendon, put this criminal in touch with his feelings. It’s allowed him to set up a business to help others leaving jail.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2018

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Triple killer Theodore Johnson jailed for 26 years – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2018 in domestic violence, mental health, murder, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed three former partners has been jailed for a minimum of 26 years.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2018

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Freed to kill again – and again: Theodore Johnson and the truth about domestic violence – The Guardian

Posted January 4th, 2018 in domestic violence, murder, news, recidivists by sally

‘This week, Theodore Johnson pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-partner – the third woman he has killed. Is this a uniquely tragic triple crime, or a systemic failure to take domestic violence seriously?’

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2018

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Serial killer Levi Bellfield gives ‘very detailed confession’ of murdering Lin and Megan Russell in 1996 – The Independent

‘Lawyers acting for the man convicted of murdering Lin and Megan Russell in Kent in 1996 say they have new evidence of his innocence, including a “very detailed confession” to the killings from serial killer Levi Bellfield.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2017

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Non-custodial sentencing falls sharply in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Use of non-custodial sentences in England and Wales has fallen sharply but risen significantly in Scotland, according to a report highlighting their effectiveness in preventing re-offending. The comparative study by the Centre for Justice Innovation reveals that over the past decade there has been a 24% decrease in the number of community sentences imposed in England and Wales compared with an 18% increase in Scotland.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2017

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Family court data links adverse family experiences with proven youth offending – Family Law

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in children, family courts, news, recidivists, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘Children in contact with the public law system are more likely to offend and commit multiple offences between the ages of 10 and 17 than those of the equivalent age group in the general population, according to an analytical summary published by the Ministry of Justice this week.’

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Family Law, 20th October 2017

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Man jailed for 22 years for series of sexual attacks in Derby – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 29th, 2017 in press releases, rape, recidivists, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who committed a series of sexual attacks in Derby has been jailed for 22 years today (25 August).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th August 2017

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Increase in serious crimes by offenders on probation, figures show – The Guardian

‘There has been an increase in serious crimes committed by offenders under supervision in the community since the controversial privatisation of the probation service, figures suggest. The number of offenders on probation charged with murder, manslaughter, rape and other serious violent or sexual crimes has risen by more than 25% since changes to the service in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2017

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Probation reform: open letter from the Secretary of State for Justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 20th, 2017 in Ministry of Justice, news, press releases, probation, recidivists by tracey

‘Justice Secretary David Lidington provides an update on the probation system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th July 2017

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Uber driver who waited outside bars to pick up and rape drunken women is jailed for 12 years – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2017 in news, rape, recidivists, sentencing, taxis by tracey

‘An Uber driver who waited outside London bars and targeted drunk women to rape, has been jailed for 12 years.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2017

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Robert Trigg: Killer jailed for 25 years after murder of two former girlfriends – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2017 in domestic violence, murder, news, recidivists, sentencing by tracey

‘A man found guilty of killing two former girlfriends, five years apart, following a long campaign for justice by his second victim’s family has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years.’

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The Independent, 6th July 2017

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Man found guilty of killing two girlfriends five years apart – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2017 in domestic violence, murder, news, recidivists by sally

‘An unemployed man is facing a life sentence after being convicted of killing two of his former girlfriends five years apart following a long-running campaign for justice by one of his victim’s family.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2017

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Privatised probation programme ‘could be dropped with negligible impact’ – The Guardian

‘A key part of the government’s probation privatisation reforms could be dropped tomorrow without any impact on the resettlement of prisoners, a joint report by the chief inspectors of probation and prisons has warned.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2017

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Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in disqualification, driving licences, news, recidivists, road traffic offences by sally

‘A driver who clocked up 62 points on his licence is still allowed to drive, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2017

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Murderer jailed for 1986 rape thanks to DNA testing advances – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2016 in DNA, news, rape, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted murderer has been given a second life sentence for a rape he committed 30 years ago – thanks to advances in DNA testing.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2016

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Our prisons are overflowing with immature and vulnerable men – The Guardian

‘Young men don’t mature psychologically until their mid-20s. Condemning so many to the toxic environment of our jails is a recipe for reoffending and suicide.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2016

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Stephen Port: Serial killer guilty of murdering four men – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2016 in drug offences, homosexuality, murder, news, poisoning, rape, recidivists by tracey

‘A serial killer has been found guilty of murdering four young men by poisoning them with lethal doses of a date rape drug.
Stephen Port, 41, lured his victims to his London flat and secretly gave them GHB, the Old Bailey heard. Scotland Yard believes there could be more victims and is reviewing 58 deaths in London spanning four years involving the drug.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2016

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Levi Bellfield: Police find ‘no link’ to other crimes – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2016 in inquiries, murder, news, police, recidivists by sally

‘An investigation into allegations surrounding more crimes that may have been committed by the killer of Milly Dowler has been closed.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2016

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