Cardiff man given ‘life sentence by back door’ for phone theft – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2020 in news, parole, release on licence, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who says her son was effectively given “a life sentence” for stealing a mobile phone is calling on the UK government to change the rules.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2020

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Wendell Baker: Attempt to block release of rapist denied – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2020 in DNA, double jeopardy, news, parole, rape, release on licence by sally

‘An attempt to block the release of a man convicted of beating and raping a pensioner has been rejected by the Parole Board.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2020

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Wendell Baker: ‘Double jeopardy’ pensioner rapist cleared for release – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2020 in DNA, double jeopardy, news, parole, rape, release on licence by sally

‘A man convicted of beating and raping a pensioner has been cleared for release from prison by the Parole Board.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2020

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Victims given right to challenge attackers’ release from prison in new code – The Independent

‘Victims of violent and sexual offences are being given the automatic right to challenge their attackers’ release and apply for restrictions to protect themselves.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2020

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New Act – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 27th, 2020 in legislation, parole, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act 2020

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Automatic early release of terrorists ends – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 27th, 2020 in bills, parole, press releases, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

‘The automatic early release of terrorist offenders will end as emergency legislation to ensure the public is protected receives Royal Assent.’

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Ministry of Justice, 26th February 2020

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Longer jail time for terrorists could backfire, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2020 in bills, news, parole, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Emergency plans to increase the minimum time terrorists serve in jail risk being counterproductive because of the danger that prisoners will be further radicalised behind bars, the official watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2020

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Streatham attack: Bill stopping early release of jailed terrorists passes unopposed in Commons – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2020 in bills, news, parole, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Boris Johnson’s emergency legislation preventing automatic early release for terrorists halfway through their prison sentences has cleared all its stages in the Commons without a vote.’

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The Independent, 12th February 2020

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Urgent crackdown on terror sentences will affect about 50 inmates – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2020 in news, parole, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘About 50 prisoners convicted of terror offences will no longer be automatically freed halfway through their sentences, under emergency government legislation designed to prevent further jihadi attacks by recently released inmates.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2020

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Rush to change sentencing laws before release of convicted terrorists – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2020 in bills, news, parole, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Emergency terrorism laws announced after the Streatham attack could be pushed through parliament by 27 February – just one day before a convicted terrorist who disseminated Islamic State propaganda via Twitter is due for automatic release.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2020

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Streatham attack: Terror sentence changes ‘face legal battle’ – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2020 in news, recidivists, rehabilitation, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Ministers face a legal battle over their plans to make terror offenders serve longer in prison, a former government adviser has warned.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2020

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Government terror adviser warns ‘no magic test’ to stop reoffending – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in news, recidivists, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

‘The government’s adviser on terror legislation has warned that there is “no magic test” to determine the risks posed by a terrorist on release from prison, in further criticism of recently announced proposals to examine them with lie detectors.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2020

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Lie-detector tests planned for convicted terrorists freed on licence – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2020 in lie detectors, news, release on licence, terrorism by sally

‘Convicted terrorists will face lie-detector tests under a raft of measures drawn up in the wake of the most recent London Bridge attack to toughen up the monitoring of offenders in the community.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2020

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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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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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