Jail terms ‘to reflect capacity’ – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2008 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Prison sentences would be set nationally by an independent body depending on the amount of space in jails, under government plans.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2008

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Human rights lawyers seek set jail term for Yorkshire Ripper – The Times

Posted May 15th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, is likely to be told that he will never be freed when he is given the minimum term he must serve for the murder of 13 women. He has instructed lawyers to apply to the High Court for a tariff – the minimum term – to be set for the first time since he was jailed in 1981.”

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The Times, 15th May 2008

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Yorkshire ripper launches freedom bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2008 in human rights, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe has launched a bid for freedom, claiming his human rights have been breached.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2008

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Drunk ‘Darth Vader’ spared jail – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, sentencing by sally

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence for attacking two Star Wars fans while dressed as Darth Vader.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2008

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Knife offenders may get off with just a fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 13th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“Criminals convicted of carrying knives are likely to escape jail under sentencing guidelines issued on Monday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2008

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Teenage father bit and killed baby in rage – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2008 in child abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A devoted teenage father who struggled to cope with the demands of raising a family was jailed today for killing his five-month old baby in a fit of anger.”

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The Independent, 12th May 2008

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Revised Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines – Published 12 May 2008 – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted May 12th, 2008 in magistrates, press releases, sentencing by sally

“The first revised magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines in four years have today been published by the Sentencing Guidelines Council.”

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Revised Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 12th May 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Man jailed for stabbing pet puppy – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in animal cruelty, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed after stabbing his dog to death and burying him in a shallow grave in his back garden.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Death crash street racer jailed – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who caused the deaths of three girls while racing another driver down a street has been jailed for 10 years.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Inspector in ‘abuse’ probe jailed – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A former Hampshire police inspector has been jailed after he admitted mistreating young men in custody.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Woman who poisoned husband jailed – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in news, poisoning, sentencing, theft by sally

“A conwoman who tried to poison her husband with rat killer and anti-depressant tablets has been jailed by a judge at York Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Father jailed for raping daughter – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A man who raped his daughter more than 30 years ago was jailed for 11 years.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Killer rapist must serve 35 years – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A convicted rapist who murdered a 14-year-old girl in a frenzied attack at her home has been told he must serve at least 35 years in prison.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Teenagers jailed for Kodjo Yenga’s murder – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers were today sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in jail for the murder of a 16-year-old schoolboy.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2008

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Paedophile freed after judge says victim, 11, ‘welcomed sex’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2008 in children, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

“A ‘high risk’ paedophile who groomed and abused an 11-year-old girl on her school lunch break has walked free after a judge said the girl had ‘welcomed sex.’ ”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2008

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Last of NatWest Three enters US jail – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2008 in fraud, news, plea bargaining, sentencing by sally

” The three former NatWest bankers sentenced to 37 months imprisonment for fraud offences relating to the collapse of Enron will all be behind bars in the US tomorrow after the last of the trio reports to a Californian jail.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2008

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Man jailed for baby shake death – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2008 in child abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A Leicestershire father has been jailed for four-and-a-half-years after he admitted shaking his 10-week-old baby daughter to death.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2008

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‘Brainless thugs’ get life term – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge branded two men the ‘perfect example of brainless, mindless thugs’ as he jailed them for life for the murder of a grandfather they had mugged for his mobile phone.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

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Shed torture trio release by 2011 – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2008 in false imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

“Three people who imprisoned and tortured a man in the Forest of Dean are to be released after serving half of their sentences.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008

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Teenagers jailed for life for killing goth woman – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers were given life sentences today for murdering 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster because she was a goth.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2008

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