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

Shoplifter wins case over ‘disproportionate detention’ – The Independent

“A shoplifter with ‘a bad criminal record for offences of theft’ has won the right to damages against the Home Secretary under human rights laws.”

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The Independent, 1st October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The end of innocence: Inside Britain’s child prisons – The Independent

“Paul Vallely: As the Edlington ‘torture boys’ face sentencing for horrifying violence, can secure children’s homes ever offer redemption?”

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The Independent, 21st January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Detention of children at immigration ‘prisons’ attacked by MPs – The Observer

“Too many children being held at detention centres for too long, says home affairs select committee.”

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The Observer, 29th November 2009

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

 

Thousands of children jailed – before being found guilty – The Independent

“More than 27,000 children have been locked up before being convicted of any crime over the last five years. They include 1,004 under-18s held on remand for more than six months and 83 detained for more than one year.”

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The Independent, 27th November 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Law chief: too many people are locked up – The Independent

“Controversial public protection sentences and inadequate penal funding have combined to drive up the record numbers of people being kept in prisons, the president of the new Supreme Court has warned.”

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The Independent, 25th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Revealed: the hidden army in UK prisons – The Guardian

“The number of former servicemen in prison or on probation or parole is now more than double the total British deployment in Afghanistan, according to a new survey. An estimated 20,000 veterans are in the criminal justice system, with 8,500 behind bars, almost one in 10 of the prison population.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Call to cut UK youth custody rate – BBC News

“UK authorities should mimic radical measures from overseas to cut youth crime and the number of children in prison, a report has urged.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ministers under fire for locking up immigrant children – The Guardian

“Ministers were facing accusations today that hundreds of children are being held unnecessarily in immigration detention centres as official figures revealed, for the first time, that 470 minors were being detained with their families.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Call for fewer criminals to be jailed – The Independent

“The prisons system in England and Wales is in crisis, reformers said today, as they called for drastic cuts in the number of criminals jailed.”

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The Independent, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Concerns over number of children imprisoned on remand – The Guardian

“An estimated 1,000 children are imprisoned on remand every year but later found innocent at trial, despite guidance which states that children should only be jailed in exceptional circumstances.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Big Question: Are prison sentences too lenient, and does the system need changing? – The Independent

“Why are we asking this now?

In the past few days, the issue of sentencing has come to the fore in three high-profile cases, culminating in an announcement yesterday by the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, that the sentences handed down to Baby P’s killers were not unduly lenient and therefore she would not be referring the case to Court of Appeal.”

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The Independent, 17th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

(HR) (Portugal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

(HR) (Portugal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“Time spent in jail in the United Kingdom by a national of the European Economic Area was not counted when calculating whether he had live in the country continuously for at least ten years before the decision to deport him.”

Times Law Reports, 15th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Foreign Office abandoned me to Iraqi jail torture, Briton says – The Guardian

“A British man who spent more than two years in an Iraqi jail has told the Guardian that he was abandoned by the British government and feared it would leave him to die.”

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The Guardian, 29th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

HR (Portugal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR daily

HR (Portugal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 371; [2009] WLR(D) 144

The time during which an European Economic Area national was serving a sentence of imprisonment in the United Kingdom was not to be included when calculating whether he had resided for a continuous period of at least ten years prior to a decision to deport him.”

WLR Daily, 6th May 2009

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.


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