Detention at Her Majesty’s Pleasure incompatible with young murderers’ human rights – Law Society’s Gazette

‘High Court judges have ruled that to keep a young offender convicted of murder detained indefinitely is incompatible with certain rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th February 2024

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Husband jailed for killing wife in car fire – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2024 in domestic violence, families, imprisonment, married persons, murder, news, sentencing by michael

‘An 80-year-old man who killed his wife in a “uniquely savage” car fire has been given a life sentence with a minimum of 21 years and eight months.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2024

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Calls for review of ‘lenient’ sentence of man who left partner to die – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2024 in alcohol abuse, alcoholism, families, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by michael

‘A man who avoided jail over the gross negligence manslaughter of his partner, who died after a scalding bath, should have his “unduly lenient” sentence reviewed, campaigners have said.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2024

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Portsmouth sports coach jailed after filming boys in changing rooms – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2024 in guilty pleas, indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, voyeurism by tracey

‘A former sports coach who secretly filmed children getting dressed at swimming pools has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2024

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Current Affairs Digest: Law – House of Lords Library

‘Sentences of imprisonment for public protection (IPPs) were abolished in 2012. However, this abolition did not apply retrospectively to prisoners already serving IPPs. Recent prison population data on IPPs has shown over 1,200 prisoners have never been released. This briefing examines concerns raised by campaign groups, professional bodies and international partners about the impact of IPPs on prisoners’ release prospects and mental health.’

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House of Lords Library, 6th February 2024

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Shea Gordon: Teens jailed for life after birthday party murder – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2024 in homicide, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘Two teenagers have been jailed for life after murdering a boy at an 18th birthday party in east London.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2024

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Fake Hull estate agent cannabis growing gang jailed – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2024 in drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A gang which ran a drug dealing operation using an estate agent as cover have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2024

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MoJ Finds Public Engagement Crucial In Shaping Sentencing Policies – Each Other

Posted February 7th, 2024 in Ministry of Justice, news, select committees, sentencing by sally

‘In a significant step towards fostering transparency and inclusivity within the criminal justice system, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has acknowledged the pivotal role public opinion plays in shaping sentencing policy. This revelation comes in response to a landmark report titled “Public Opinion and Understanding of Sentencing”, published by the justice committee in November 2023.’

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Each Other, 5th February 2024

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Albanian man jailed for smuggling 12 migrants in North Sea crossing – Home Office

Posted February 6th, 2024 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A people smuggler has been jailed after smuggling migrants, including a child, towards the UK.’

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Home Office, 5th February 2024

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Channel migrants: Man who piloted boat carrying 70 jailed – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2024 in immigration, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A man who piloted a boat carrying more than 70 migrants who were rescued off the Kent coast has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2024

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Neath Port Talbot: Mathew Pickering jailed for life for murder – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his on-off girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 17-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2024

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Brianna Ghey: Why teenagers who killed her can be named – BBC News

‘Two teenagers who murdered 16-year-old Brianna Ghey after devising a “kill list” of children to target will be named for the first time today.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2024

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Builder jailed for killing Dudley woman who hired him for extension – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2024 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A builder who killed a customer in a brutal hammer attack after “chronic” delays in building an extension to her home has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2024

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Carlisle man jailed for arson attack on wrong house – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2024 in arson, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed after a revenge arson attack on the wrong house.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2024

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People smuggler jailed for fake passport scheme – Home Office

Posted January 30th, 2024 in conspiracy, identity fraud, immigration, news, passports, sentencing by tracey

‘A people smuggler has been jailed for conspiring to bring 16 Albanian migrants to the UK with fake EU passports and fraudulent airline bookings.’

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Home Office, 26th January 2024

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County lines gang member jailed – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2024 in assault, conspiracy, drug trafficking, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A leading member of a County Lines gang has been jailed for his part in trafficking drugs valued at nearly £250,000.’

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BBC news, 29th January 2024

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Nottingham attacks: attorney general considering killer’s sentence for review – The Guardian

‘The attorney general is considering whether judges should review the sentence of the Nottingham killer Valdo Calocane after receiving a submission that it could be unduly lenient.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2024

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Llanelli DJ jailed for urinating on cancer patient and posting video online – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2024 in assault, cancer, compensation, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A wedding DJ has been jailed for 14 weeks for urinating on a cancer patient and then posting the footage online.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2024

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Paedophile who subjected child to campaign of horrifying abuse jailed for 18 years – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2024 in child abuse, children, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A terrifying-looking paedophile who subjected a child to years of sexual abuse and rape in Kent has been locked behind bars for 18 years.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2024

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Criminal review body missed chance to clear Andrew Malkinson in 2013 – The Guardian

‘The organisation responsible for investigating miscarriages of justice missed a major opportunity to reconsider Andrew Malkinson’s case, internal documents suggest.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2024

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