‘No one is above the law’ – Conrad Black gets six years – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2007 in fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“Conrad Black was sentenced yesterday to six and a half years in an American prison for abusing shareholders’ trust through a sophisticated plot to embezzle $6.1m from his Hollinger media empire.”

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The Guardian, 11th December 2007

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Teenager jailed for rape receives second life sentence for murder – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2007 in murder, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager who was jailed for the rape of a schoolgirl two weeks ago was given a second life sentence yesterday for killing a father of two in a flash of temper.”

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The Guardian, 8th December 2007

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‘Fake penis’ sex attacker jailed – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2007 in news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A sex attacker who hid a carrot in his trousers and pretended it was his erect penis has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 7th December 2007

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Guilty verdict for lorry driver – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2007 in news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“A lorry driver has been found guilty of causing the deaths of a family of four when he fell asleep at the wheel.”

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BBC News, 7th December 2007

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Judges to be given media training – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2007 in judiciary, media, news, sentencing by sally

“Five senior judges are to be trained in how to handle the media so that they can explain controversial sentencing decisions, peers have been told.”

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BBC News, 6th December 2007

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Serial killer nurse Allitt must serve 30 years – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The serial killer nurse Beverly Allitt must serve a minimum of 30 years in jail for the murder and abuse of children in her care, the high court ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 6th December 2007

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‘Lyrical terrorist’ sentenced over extremist poetry – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2007 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“A 23-year-old former Heathrow shop assistant who called herself the ‘lyrical terrorist’ and scrawled her extremist thoughts on till receipts has been handed a nine-month suspended jail sentence.”

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The Guardian, 6th December 2007

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Child killer Allitt’s tariff set – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Killer nurse Beverly Allitt, jailed for life for murdering four children and attacking nine others, has had her minimum tariff fixed at 30 years.”

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BBC News, 6th December 2007

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Consultation sentencing guidelines and Advice: Revised Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted December 5th, 2007 in consultations, sentencing by sally

“The Sentencing Guidelines Council has published for consultation revised Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines adopting the advice and draft guidelines developed by the Sentencing Advisory Panel. The Panel has also published on the website the report of research conducted into the approach to the assessment of fines.”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 5th December 2007

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Jail sentences ‘to depend on available space’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Criminals should be sentenced according to the spaces available in jail for them, a wide-ranging review of the prison service is expected to recommend.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2007
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Hopes pinned on American-style sentencing grid to reduce prison overcrowding – The Times

Posted December 5th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Radical proposals to examine a US-style system of sentencing intended to control the number of offenders sent to overcrowded jails will be outlined by ministers today, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 5th December 2007

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Killer who attacked men with sword jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A sword-wielding killer, who claimed he had been chasing an intruder he believed had raped his wife when he attacked two other men in the street, was jailed for life yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 4th December 2007

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Appeal bid by urinating attacker – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

“A former soldier who urinated on a disabled woman as she lay dying on her doorstep is planning an appeal against his three-year prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2007

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Judge locks up boy indefinitely for attempting to rape teenager – The Times

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 14-year-old boy who tried to rape a teenage girl has been told that he will remain in custody until he is no longer considered to be a danger to the public.”

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The Times, 3rd December 2007

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Failure to surrender to bail- Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted November 30th, 2007 in bail, sentencing by sally

“Council publishes advice to sentencers on bail offences.”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 29th November 2007

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More than half of criminals now punished without going to court – The Times

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news, punishment, sentencing by sally

“Out-of-court punishments accounted for more than half of all offences dealt with by the justice system last year, for the first time in modern criminal history, according to figures published yesterday.”

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The Times, 30th November 2007

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‘Angel of death’ gets appeal date – BBC News

Posted November 27th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The convicted child killer Beverly Allitt has been given a date for an appeal against her sentence.”

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BBC News, 26th November 2007

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Teenagers who boasted about killing young father get life – The Times

Posted November 26th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Three teenagers were detained for life yesterday for the murder of a young father who was killed because he left his house to ask them to be quiet.”

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The Times, 24th November 2007

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Man jailed for killing that led to race fight – The Times

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A white man who hacked to death a young Asian man, provoking an armed brawl between the races on the streets of an estate in Preston, has been jailed for eight years.”

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The Times, 23rd November 2007

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Government appeals ruling on indeterminate sentences – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2007 in dangerous offenders, news, sentencing by sally

“The government launched an appeal today against high court rulings which could force it to free dozens of prisoners who were detained for public protection because they were considered dangerous.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2007

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