Archive for the 'early release' Category

‘Phobia’ inmate’s bid to finish jail term at home fails – BBC News

“A prisoner who suffers social phobia has lost his legal fight to complete his jail term under curfew at home.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2011

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Can you really predict a prisoner’s death? – BBC News

“Last August, two of the UK’s most notorious prisoners were released from prison.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2010

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Damilola Taylor killer to be freed despite posing ‘high risk’ – The Guardian

“One of the killers of Damilola Taylor will be released early from prison, despite showing no remorse at his trial and probation reports stating he posed ‘a high risk’ of attacking more people.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inside the Parole Board: how freedom is granted or denied for prisoners – The Guardian

“Unprecedented access opens door to the often publicly criticised, but little understood, workings of the Parole Board.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prison population hits record 85,000 after end of early releases – The Guardian

“The prison population has hit a record 85,000 after Labour’s decision to end the 18-day early release scheme just before the election campaign got under way.”

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Big Question: Is the Yorkshire Ripper going to be released early from prison? – The Independent

“Why are we asking this now?

The serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, who was given 20 life sentences in 1981 for murdering 13 women – he was known as the Yorkshire Ripper because he mutilated his victims’ bodies with a sharpened screwdriver – has applied to the High Court for a ruling on how much longer he must serve in jail.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Inmates advised on early release options – The Independent

“Prisoners who will miss out on early release because a Government scheme was brought to an end are being advised to apply for another scheme to avoid “disappointment”, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 1st March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prisoner early release scheme to be halted – The Guardian

“The prison service’s early release scheme under which more than 80,000 prisoners have walked out of jail 18 days early is to end by 10 April, when the general election campaign is widely expected to be getting under way.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge claims prisoners sentenced to six months serve ‘just a few days’ – Daily Telegraph

“A judge allowed a man convicted of assault to walk free from court as he questioned whether offenders sentenced to six months or less serve more than a few days in prison.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prison population at record high despite early releases – Daily Telegraph

“The prison population has hit a record high despite more than 65,000 criminals being released early to ease overcrowding in the last two years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Train robber Ronnie Biggs to be freed on medical grounds – The Guardian

“This morning, once the paperwork is complete, three prison staff who have been mounting a round-the-clock bedwatch on a sick man close to his 80th birthday will slip away, leaving one of Britain’s most notorious villains free.”

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The Guardian, 7th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Biggs lawyer laughs off concerns over ‘re-offending risk’ – The Independent

“Concerns that Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs still poses a risk are laughable, his lawyer said today. A Parole Board panel which recommended the 79-year-old’s early release said he had not undertaken risk-related work and did not regret his offending.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co,uk

Ronnie Biggs recommended for early release – The Times

“The Parole Board has postponed recommending whether Ronnie Biggs should be released from jail in the summer in a wrangle over who should pay for round-the-clock medical care for the Great Train Robber.”

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The Times, 24th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Early prison releases top 50,000 – BBC News

“More than 50,000 criminals have been released from prison early under a scheme aimed at reducing overcrowding, Ministry of Justice (MoJ) figures show.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prisoners paid £5m compensation for early release – Daily Telegraph

“Criminals released early from prison under a scheme to end overcrowding have been paid more than £5 million in compensation, official figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Early release ‘undermines’ system – BBC News

“Public confidence in the criminal justice system is being eroded by the early release scheme, the former Lord Chief Justice has told the BBC.”

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BBC News, 25th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

40,000 prisoners released early – The Independent

“More than 40,000 convicts have been released early to ease the prisons overcrowding crisis, figures showed today.”

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The Independent, 28th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

 

Early release mistakes criticised – BBC News

“Opposition ministers have criticised the early release from prison of two criminals who had committed serious violent attacks.”

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BBC News, 31st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Millionaire’s son who left baby brain damaged released from jail early – Daily Telegraph

“A millionaire’s son whose dangerous driving left a baby paralysed and severely brain damaged has been released from prison after serving only six months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Early release prisoners ‘killed three people’ – The Times

“Three murders have allegedly been committed by prisoners let out of jail early under emergency measures introduced by the Government to ease overcrowding.”

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The Times, 29th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline,co.uk

Jails release 36,600 criminals to ease overcrowding – The Guardian

“A total of 36,661 convicted criminals have been released early from jail under a government scheme to cut overcrowding in prisons, the Ministry of Justice said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Early release inmates on the run – BBC News

“More than 100 prisoners freed under an early-release scheme are on the run after being told to come back to jail, Ministry of Justice (MoJ) figures show.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jack Straw says 50,000 prisoners to be freed from jail early by January – Daily Telegraph

“Nearly 50,000 prisoners will have been released early by the beginning of next year to ease jail overcrowding, Jack Straw has admitted.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

31,500 prisoners released early – BBC News

“More than 31,500 criminals were freed early in England and Wales in the first year of a scheme to free up overcrowded jails, official figures show.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Terror convicts to be released fom prison early – Daily Telegraph

“Dozens of inmates convicted of terrorism offences will be released after serving half their sentences under rules introduced by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gordon Brown accused over early-release prisoner who warned he would attack girlfriend – Daily Telegraph

“Gordon Brown has been accused of failing in his ‘basic duty’ to protect the public after a court heard that a prisoner who stabbed his pregnant girlfriend after being released early had warned what he was planning to do.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prisoners turning down the chance of early release – The Times

“Britain’s jails will be criticised today as no more than costly bed-and-breakfast lodgings as new figures show that thousands of prisoners a year reject the chance of early release.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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