Straw sets out plan for tougher sentencing – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2008 in news, prisons, probation, sentencing by sally

“Jack Straw, the Secretary of State for Justice, is to unveil plans to merge the prison and probation services into a US-style ‘Department of Corrections’ to try to get to grips with sentencing and the management of offenders in custody and in the community.”

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The Independent, 27th January 2008

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‘Inadequate’ flasher sent to jail – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in indecent exposure, news, sentencing by sally

“A sex offender who claimed he could not be a flasher because his genitals were too small has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2008

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Sixth of prisoners waiting to be tried – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in delay, detention, prisons, sentencing, trials by sally

“A sixth of all prisoners held in England and Wales have not been found guilty of any offence or are waiting to be sentenced, says the first report to investigate pre-trial detention across the world.”

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The Independent, 23rd January 2008

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Lexi Holdings plc (in administration) v Luqman – WLR Daily

Posted January 18th, 2008 in contempt of court, law reports, sentencing by sally

Lexi Holdings plc (in administration) v Luqman

“Para 5.2 of Prison Service Order 6300 was unlawful in so far as it purported to require the permission of the sentencing judge before granting the temporary release of a prisoner serving a term of imprisonment for civil contempt.”

WLR Daily, 17th January 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Longer jail term for blackmailer – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2008 in blackmail, news, sentencing by sally

“An animal rights extremist who waged a five-year blackmail campaign against companies and individuals has had her jail sentence increased.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Regina v Terrell – Times Law Reports

Posted January 14th, 2008 in children, computer crime, law reports, pornography, sentencing by sally

Regina v Terrell

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

“A judge should not have imposed a sentence of imprisonment for public protection on an offender who downloaded indecent photographs of children on to his computer where a small, uncertain and indirect contribution to harm might be made by a repeat of his offence.”

The Times, 14th January 2008

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Please  note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Manslaughter sentences over stoning are quashed – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A widow whose husband died after being stoned by a gang of boys said yesterday: ‘Justice has not been done.’ Linda Norton, 56, was speaking after the manslaughter convictions of the five boys, for the death of her husband Ernest, 67, were quashed. Each received a 12-month supervision order for violent disorder yesterday.”

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The Times, 12th January 2008

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Prison for air-rage flier who wanted to go business class – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in airlines, assault, news, sentencing by sally

“A middle-aged man has been jailed after marching into the business-class section of a flight from Thailand and hurling a passenger into the aisle so he could take his seat.”

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The Times, 14th January 2008

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Pressure grows to raise ‘lenient’ 4½ -year term given to terrorist – The Times

Posted January 11th, 2008 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“The Government is facing pressure from police and prosecutors to challenge the perceived leniency of a jail term imposed on a terrorist who planned to kill British troops in Afghanistan.”

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The Times, 11th January 2008

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Consultation sentencing guideline and advice on driving offences – causing death by driving – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted January 10th, 2008 in consultations, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“The Sentencing Guidelines Council published a consultation guideline on the sentencing of adult offenders convicted of a causing death by driving offence, on 9 January 2008. The Sentencing Advisory Panel also published its advice on this subject on the same day.  The Panel also published the report of research into attitudes to the sentencing of these offences:

Consultation guideline: Causing death by driving

Covering letter for causing death by driving consultation guideline

Advice: Driving offences – causing death by driving

Press notice for causing death by driving consultation guideline and advice

Research report: Attitudes to the sentencing of offences involving death by driving

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 10th January 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Careless drivers who kill face up to three years in jail – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2008 in road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“Motorists who kill through carelessness will face jail sentences for the first time when the new offence of causing death by careless driving comes into force in March or April.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2008

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Jail for terror plan to “kill many” – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2008 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“A London dentist detained as he boarded a plane to Pakistan carrying night sights and computer discs full of military information was jailed yesterday for four and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2008

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Drivers who kill could escape being sent to jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2008 in news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“Drivers who kill could escape being sent to jail under new sentencing guidelines for the courts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2008

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Man jailed for heart attack – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2007 in news, public order, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed for blocking the path of an ambulance carrying a dying heart attack victim to hospital.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

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Family angry as sister who tried to kill dying father is spared jail – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in euthanasia, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who tried to smother her terminally ill father in a ‘mercy killing’ was spared jail yesterday, to the anger of her sisters, who wanted her imprisoned.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

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Peeping PC given suspended term – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, police, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A police officer who admitted spying on a female colleague after he made a peephole into an Essex police station’s gym has received a suspended jail term.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

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Sex attacker given four-year term – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in assault, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suicide by sally

“A man has been jailed for four years for a sex attack on a single mother who killed herself after seeing footage of the attack on a mobile phone.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

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Curry killer must serve 16 years – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman jailed for life for murdering her husband with a drugs overdose disguised in a curry has been told she must serve at least 16 years in jail.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2007

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Sharon Beshenivsky killers denied sentence cut – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2007 in appeals, murder, sentencing by sally

“Two men jailed for life for shooting a policewoman to death today failed to win a cut in their 35-year minimum sentences.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2007

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Regina v Hawkes (Attorney-General’s Reference No 68 of 2007) – Times Law Reports

Posted December 11th, 2007 in drug offences, firearms, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Hawkes (Attorney-General’s Reference No 68 of 2007)

“Drug dealers who kept weapons with a view to using violence would, on conviction, have their sentences significantly increased to reflect that fact.”

The Times, 11th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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