Boy rapist’s life sentence reduced on appeal – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in appeals, news, rape, release on licence, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 12-year-old County Durham schoolboy who raped his teacher has had his life sentence reduced on appeal.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2010

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Parole chief: release more prisoners – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2010 in news, parole, prisons, probation, release on licence by sally

“Large numbers of prisoners who pose no danger to the public are trapped in jail because society has become risk-averse over whether to release them on licence, the chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales said tonight.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2010

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Prisoners denied release after fears of public backlash – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 1st, 2010 in news, parole, prisons, probation, release on licence by sally

“Large numbers of prisoners are being held behind bars despite posing no threat to society, the chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales said last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2010

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‘No release’ for Yorkshire Ripper, says Jack Straw – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2010 in murder, news, release on licence, sentencing by sally

“There are ‘no circumstances’ in which Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could be released from prison, Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said.”

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BBC News, 23rd March 2010

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Brown defends silence over jailing of Venables – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2010 in confidentiality, criminal justice, media, news, release on licence by sally

“The Prime Minister has defended the Government’s refusal to explain why one of the murderers of James Bulger has been returned to prison, as new claims emerged that the killer had a recent history of violence and drug abuse.”

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 The Independent, 5th March 2010

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Radical preacher sent back to jail – The Independent

Posted July 8th, 2009 in news, release on licence, sentencing by sally

“The radical Islamic preacher Abu Izzadeen has been recalled to jail after breaking the terms of his release, prison sources said today.”

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The Independent, 8th July 2009

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Licence recalls and returns to custody: audit of licence revocation – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 7th, 2009 in news, release on licence by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on offenders released from prison who have been recalled and who have not yet returned to custody.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th July 2009

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1,000 criminals still on the run from prison – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2009 in news, release on licence by sally

“Almost 1,000 criminals who should have been returned to prison are still at large, it was revealed yesterday.”

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The Independent, 7th July 2009

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Scores of killers who were given life terms released from prison to commit serious crimes – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2009 in news, release on licence, sentencing by sally

“Scores of killers released from life sentences have gone on to commit serious crimes over the past decade, including murder and rape, the Government has admitted.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2009

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Regina (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice – Times Law Reports

Posted January 30th, 2009 in human rights, law reports, parole, release on licence by sally

Regina (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice

House of Lords

“The provision requiring lawfulness of detention to be determined by a court was not infringed when the Secretary of State for Justice rather than the Parole Board determined whether certain long-term prisoners should be released on licence.”

The Times, 30th January 2009

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R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted January 27th, 2009 in human rights, law reports, prisons, release on licence by sally

R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] UKHL 1; [2009] WLR (D) 19

S 35(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, in allowing the Secretary of State for Justice rather than the Parole Board to determine whether certain long-term prisoners should be released on licence at the half-way stage of their sentence, did not infringe art 5(4) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 26th January 2009

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Regina (Noone) v Governor of Drake Hall Prison and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted November 10th, 2008 in law reports, prisons, release on licence by sally

Regina (Noone) v Governor of Drake Hall Prison and Another

Court of Appeal

“Where a sentence of differing terms of imprisonment was passed in respect of a number of offences, some under the Criminal Justice Act 1991 and others under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, any terms imposed for less than 12 months would be governed by the 1991 Act, but for those over 12 months the governing statute would depend on whether the offence was committed before or after April 4, 2005.”

The Times, 10th November 2008

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R (Noone) v Governor of HMP Drake Hall and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 21st, 2008 in law reports, prisons, release on licence, sentencing by sally

R (Noone) v Governor of HMP Drake Hall and another [2008] EWCA Civ 1097; [2008] WLR (D) 319

Where a prisoner was sentenced for a number of offences to differing periods of imprisonment, some under the Criminal Justice Act 1991 and others under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, a sentence of less than 12 months was governed by the provisions of the 1991 Act whenever committed. Where there were consecutive sentences of 12 months or more committed on or after 4 April 2005 imposed under the 2003 Act and sentences of less than 12 months imposed under the 1991 Act, the sentences were to be served in the order imposed by the court, and eligibility for home detention curfew and the time spent on licence were to be calculated accordingly.

WLR Daily, 21st October 2008

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