Father and uncle given life for ‘honour’ murder – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

“The father and uncle of a young Kurdish woman began life sentences last night for arranging her ‘barbaric and callous’ murder to restore their family’s ‘honour’.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2007

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Appeal over ‘short’ rape sentence – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“The Attorney General will appeal against the sentence given to a window cleaner for raping a 10-year-old girl on the grounds it was unduly lenient.”

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BBC News, 20th July 2007

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Smaller sentence reductions for guilty pleas – The Times

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

“Criminals who plead guilty in the face of overwhelming evidence – such as being caught in the act – will get less time off their sentence, it was announced today.”

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The Times, 20th July 2007

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Man avoids jail for website ‘sick jokes’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 17th, 2007 in computer crime, internet, news, sentencing by sally

“An economics graduate was sentenced to 160 hours of community service yesterday for making ‘sick jokes’ about ethnic groups and people with disabilities on a website.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2007

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Hunt for 18 of 1,700 prisoners released early – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2007 in news, prisons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

“The police are already hunting for 18 prisoners who are ‘unlawfully at large’ after being released among the 1,700 let out during the first week of the government’s new emergency scheme to cope with jail overcrowding, the justice ministry said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 17th July 2007

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Early-release prisoners back to crime – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2007 in news, prisons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

“Criminals released early from prison because of an overcrowding crisis committed eight more offences within days of being freed, the Ministry of Justice said.”

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The Independent, 17th July 2007

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OAP’s rapist jailed indefinitely – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2007 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A rapist who described his attack on an elderly woman ‘monstrous’ has been given an indefinite prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2007

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Regina (Crown Prosecution Service) v. Guildford Crown Court – Times Law Reports

Posted July 16th, 2007 in jurisdiction, law reports, sentencing by sally

Divisional Court cannot correct crown court judge

Regina (Crown Prosecution Service) v. Guildford Crown Court

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“The High Court did not have power to quash an unlawful sentence imposed by a crown court judge.”

The Times, 16th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Unlimited jail terms under review – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Jack Straw is reviewing the new open-ended jail terms amid fears that they are clogging up the prison system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2007

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Keep women out of jail, group says – The Times

Posted July 11th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing, women by michael

“More community sentences should be tailor-made for women to keep them out of jail, a women’s equality group has claimed. ”

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The Times, 11th July 2007

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Four 21/7 bomb plotters get life – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2007 in conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by michael

“Four men convicted of the 21 July bomb plot have been jailed for life, with a minimum tariff of 40 years each.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2007

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Man jailed over terror cell plans – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2007 in news, sentencing, terrorism by michael

“A man who stored up what police called a ‘vast library of terrorist material’ has been jailed for nine years.”

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BBC News, 6th July 2007

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Public ‘should decide spending on prisons’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2007 in news, sentencing by sally

“England’s most senior judge called for a review of sentencing last night, saying society should decide how much it was prepared to spend on sending offenders to prison.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2007

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Uncle gets life for Casey murder – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in murder, news, rape, sentencing by michael

“A man has been jailed for life after admitting the rape and murder of his two-year-old niece in Leeds.”

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BBC News, 2 July 2007

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Attempted murder offences to get sentence reduction – The Times

Posted June 28th, 2007 in news, sentencing by sally

“Criminals convicted of attempted murder should serve as little as 40 per cent of the sentence that would have been imposed if they had successfully claimed a life, sentencing advisers said today.”

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The Times, 28th June 2007

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More prisoners to be freed early – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2007 in criminal justice, news, sentencing by sally

“Thousands more convicts are to spend less time in jail as a result of law and order measures published by the Government yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2007

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Father jailed for refusing to pay child maintenance despite ex-wife’s support – The Times

Posted June 26th, 2007 in child support, news, sentencing by sally

“A lawyer was jailed yesterday for refusing to pay child support to his former wife, despite her pleas that he should not be given a custodial sentence.”

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The Times, 26th June 2007

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Call for appeal over ‘pathetically lenient’ rape sentence – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2007 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“The attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, is considering an appeal against a sentence given to a man for raping a 10-year-old girl.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2007

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Magistrates’ jailing powers to be slashed – The Observer

Posted June 25th, 2007 in magistrates, news, sentencing by sally

“The Government will this week spark a new war with the judiciary by stripping England and Wales’s 30,000 magistrates of powers to hand out suspended jail terms, in a fresh bid to ease the prisons crisis.”

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The Observer, 24th June 2007

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Sentencing change leads to £10m jail backlog – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Ministers seriously underestimated the huge numbers of inmates who would clog up prisons under the new indeterminate sentences for public protection (IPPs) and will not be able to process them through the system for at least another two years, officials admitted yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2007

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