Children being ‘set up to fail’ on release from custody by authorities, watchdog finds – The Independent

‘Children jailed for criminal offences are being “set up to fail” by authorities who fail to give them the support they need to stop offending, a watchdog has found. Half of the 12 to 17-year-old boys whose cases were examined by HM Inspectorates of Probation and Prisons, were being investigated by police again within three months of being released from young offender institutions.’

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The Independent, 8th October 2019

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Who decides the length of prison sentences?

Posted October 2nd, 2019 in imprisonment, news, release on licence, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Serious criminals will face “tougher” jail sentences, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2019

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Prisoner numbers may fall as fewer suspects charged, says MoJ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2019 in Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, release on licence, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘The number of prisoners in England and Wales is projected to fall in the short term due to fewer people being charged with criminal offences.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2019

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Suspects left in legal limbo by delays to inquiries, say solicitors – The Guardian

‘Suspects are increasingly being left in legal limbo as they are subjected to inquiries lasting years that sometimes end with the case being dropped, a survey of criminal solicitors has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2019

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Shiney Row burning inquest: Failings ‘possibly contributed’ to death – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2019 in inquests, murder, news, police, probation, release on licence, unlawful killing by sally

‘Failings by police and the probation service “possibly contributed” to the death of a woman murdered by two convicted killers, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2019

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Rolf Harris: Convicted paedophile ‘pictured in school grounds waving at children’ – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2019 in child abuse, news, release on licence, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, who was jailed for sex assaults against children, walked onto the grounds of a primary school and waved at pupils.

The Ministry of Justice is now investigating whether the 88-year-old has breached his strict licence conditions.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2019

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Jailed preacher Anjem Choudary faces strict controls after release – The Guardian

‘Convicted Isis supporter Anjem Choudary will be in effect banned from any public statements after his release from prison this week, as British authorities seek to stop him from inciting support for terrorism.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2018

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Hate preacher Anjem Choudary, to be freed in weeks, is ‘still a threat’ – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2018 in incitement, Islam, news, prisons, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

‘The Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary remains a dangerous threat ahead of his imminent release from jail, the prisons minister has warned, as plans to train an “elite corps” of Muslim chaplains to de-radicalise extremist inmates were unveiled.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

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Victims of John Worboys face wait to hear if serial sex attacker will be released – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2018 in news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Victims of the black cab rapist John Worboys face a wait to see if their challenge to the Parole Board’s decision to release him from jail has been successful. After two days of legal argument, three leading judges at the High Court reserved their ruling to a date to be fixed, saying they wanted time to give the case “anxious scrutiny”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2018

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John Worboys: Victims challenge rapist’s release from prison – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in appeals, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Two victims of the rapist John Worboys are due to begin a High Court challenge against the decision to release him from prison.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

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Staff without security clearance monitor offenders – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2018 in bail, contracting out, employment, news, prisons, probation, release on licence by sally

‘Staff without security clearance are being allowed to monitor high-risk offenders living in approved premises – commonly known as bail hostels or probation hostels – the BBC has learnt.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2018

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Mother of murder victim fears killer could be released from prison without being put on Sex Offenders’ Register, despite admitting rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2018 in murder, news, release on licence, sexual offences, violent offenders by sally

‘The mother of a murder victim fears her killer could be released from prison without being put on the Sex Offenders’ Register, even though he told police he had raped her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2018

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John Worboys: Victims can challenge release decision – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Two of John Worboys’ victims have been given the go ahead to challenge the decision to release him. The full judicial review hearing will take place in the High Court on 13 March and Worboys will stay in jail until then.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2018

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Black cab rapist John Worboys will be asked if he minds wearing electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2018 in electronic monitoring, news, parole, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by tracey

‘John Worboys will be asked if he objects to wearing an electronic tag when he is eventually released from prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2018

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John Worboys back in Wakefield prison as victims fight his release – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in detention, news, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by sally

‘The black-cab rapist John Worboys has been moved to a prison outside London as victims fight to keep him in jail for a longer sentence.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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John Worboys’ release put on hold after victims launch legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The release of John Worboys, the black-cab rapist, has been put on hold after a high court battle to keep him behind bars launched by victims passed its first hurdle.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2018

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Police told Worboys’ victims he would not be charged with more attacks as he’s ‘unlikely to get fair trial’ Police told Worboys’ victims he would not be charged with more attacks as he’s ‘unlikely to get fair trial’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2018 in news, police, recidivists, release on licence, sexual offences, trials, victims by tracey

‘Police told victims of John Worboys that he would not be charged with more sex attacks because he would not get a fair trial, a letter has shown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2018

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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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John Worboys’ victims hope for reversal of decision to release him – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2018 in criminal justice, news, parole, probation, release on licence, victims by sally

‘Victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys have welcomed a possible reversal of the Parole Board’s decision to release him this month amid growing calls at Westminster for a urgent review of the case.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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Victims of John Worboys not consulted over terms of his release – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2018 in consultations, news, probation, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Lawyers for victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys reacted with anger after it emerged they have not been consulted on the terms of his release licence, which are due to be discussed on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2018

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