Archive for the 'imprisonment' Category

Kenneth Clarke: prison is a waste of money – The Guardian

“The rate of jail sentencing is ‘financially unsustainable’, the justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has said, delivering a defiant riposte to critics within his own party and the tabloid press who have suggested that his plans to overhaul the penal system are soft on crime.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

£5m scheme to divert mentally ill offenders from prison – The Guardian

“The first stage in setting up a national service to divert mentally ill people from prison is due to be announced by the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, and the justice secretary, Ken Clarke.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministry blunder means freed prisoner faces more jail time – The Guardian

“A prisoner who was mistakenly released on home detention curfew (HDC) and spent four months complying with the electronic tagging order before being returned to prison, has been told he must repeat the sentence in jail.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Anti-social convict goes to court to finish sentence at home – Daily Telegraph

“A convict with ‘severe social phobia’ has taken a prison governor to court for refusing to let him finish his sentence in privacy of his own home.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Carvalho v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Secretary of State for the Home Department v Omar – WLR Daily

Carvalho v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Secretary of State for the Home Department v Omar [2010] EWCA Civ 1406; [2010] WLR (D) 344

“A short term of imprisonment on the part of an EEA worker during his first five years in the United Kingdom meant that the time needed to establish a right permanently to reside had to begin anew after his imprisonment had concluded.”

WLR Daily, 22nd December 2010

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.

Sentence review to slash numbers of women in jail – The Independent

“Ministers plan to slash the number of women sent to prison amid complaints that women behind bars are exposed to increased risks of mental illness, self-harm and even suicide.”

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The Independent, 28th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke backs short prison terms – BBC News

“The justice secretary has insisted he will not abolish short prison terms.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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