Archive for the 'release on licence' Category

Damilola Taylor killer returned to prison – The Guardian

“One of two brothers convicted of killing Damilola Taylor has been returned to prison after breaching licence conditions that were applied to him after he was released last year.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Naomi Bryant inquest: Failings in sex offender release – BBC News

“A woman was killed by a convicted sex offender after a series of failings by the agencies involved in his release, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Oakes) v Secretary of State for Justice and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Oakes) v Secretary of State for Justice and others [2010] EWCA Civ 1169; [2010] WLR(D) 267

“The different wording of the tests to be applied when considering the suitability for automatic release of a prisoner who had been recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his licence, under ss 255A(5) and 255C(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (as inserted by section 29(2) of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008) was deliberate. The test under s 255C(3), that of  ‘the protection of the public’ was broader than, and included, the test under s 255A(5), that of ‘risk of serious harm to members of the public’, in that it included the risk of re-offending upon release.”

WLR Daily, 25th October 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.

Regina (Webb) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Regina (Webb) v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] WLR (D) 241

“S 116 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 conferred a unique statutory power to sentence a defendant for a new offence committed while on release on licence for an earlier offence. It was a fresh sentence not served in respect of the original offence so that even if that initial offence was a violent or sexual offence specified in Sch 15 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 but the new offence was not, the s 116 sentence for a long-term prisoner came within s 33(1A) rather than s 33(1B) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991. The defendant was therefore entitled to be released on licence after serving half of his sentence rather than two-thirds, the applicable period under s 33(1B).”

WLR Daily, 9th September 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

 Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Damilola Taylor killer Rickie Preddie freed from prison – BBC News

“One of the men convicted of killing 10-year-old Damilola Taylor has been released from prison.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prisoners paid £1m in late-release compensation – The Independent

“Prisoners were given more than £1 million in compensation after being released late from jail over the last three years, figures showed today.”

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The Independent, 5th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jon Venables case: inquiry ordered into parole supervision – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Justice is to review how Jon Venables, one of the young killers of James Bulger, was supervised after his release from custody in 2001.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 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

Regina (Noone) v Governor of HMP Drake Hall and another – WLR Daily

Regina (Noone) v Governor of HMP Drake Hall and another [2010] UKSC 30; [2010] WLR (D) 164

“The release provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 applied to sentences of under 12 months’ imprisonment, unless they were imposed concurrently or consecutively with sentences of 12 months or over, in which case the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 applied.”

WLR Daily, 30th June 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.

Civil liberties row sparked by tough parole controls on terrorism act offenders – The Observer

“A major civil liberties row is threatening to erupt over the ‘unprecedented’ parole conditions imposed on members of Islamist groups now being released from prison having completed their sentences for terrorist offences.”

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The Observer, 27th June 2010

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

Boy rapist’s life sentence reduced on appeal – BBC News

“A 12-year-old County Durham schoolboy who raped his teacher has had his life sentence reduced on appeal.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parole chief: release more prisoners – The Guardian

“Large numbers of prisoners who pose no danger to the public are trapped in jail because society has become risk-averse over whether to release them on licence, the chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales said tonight.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prisoners denied release after fears of public backlash – Daily Telegraph

“Large numbers of prisoners are being held behind bars despite posing no threat to society, the chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales said last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘No release’ for Yorkshire Ripper, says Jack Straw – BBC News

“There are ‘no circumstances’ in which Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could be released from prison, Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said.”

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BBC News, 23rd March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brown defends silence over jailing of Venables – The Independent

“The Prime Minister has defended the Government’s refusal to explain why one of the murderers of James Bulger has been returned to prison, as new claims emerged that the killer had a recent history of violence and drug abuse.”

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 The Independent, 5th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Radical preacher sent back to jail – The Independent

“The radical Islamic preacher Abu Izzadeen has been recalled to jail after breaking the terms of his release, prison sources said today.”

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The Independent, 8th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Licence recalls and returns to custody: audit of licence revocation – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on offenders released from prison who have been recalled and who have not yet returned to custody.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

1,000 criminals still on the run from prison – The Independent

“Almost 1,000 criminals who should have been returned to prison are still at large, it was revealed yesterday.”

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The Independent, 7th July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Scores of killers who were given life terms released from prison to commit serious crimes – Daily Telegraph

“Scores of killers released from life sentences have gone on to commit serious crimes over the past decade, including murder and rape, the Government has admitted.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice – Times Law Reports

Regina (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice

House of Lords

“The provision requiring lawfulness of detention to be determined by a court was not infringed when the Secretary of State for Justice rather than the Parole Board determined whether certain long-term prisoners should be released on licence.”

The Times, 30th January 2009

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.

R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] UKHL 1; [2009] WLR (D) 19

S 35(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, in allowing the Secretary of State for Justice rather than the Parole Board to determine whether certain long-term prisoners should be released on licence at the half-way stage of their sentence, did not infringe art 5(4) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 26th January 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.

Regina (Noone) v Governor of Drake Hall Prison and Another – Times Law Reports

Regina (Noone) v Governor of Drake Hall Prison and Another

Court of Appeal

“Where a sentence of differing terms of imprisonment was passed in respect of a number of offences, some under the Criminal Justice Act 1991 and others under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, any terms imposed for less than 12 months would be governed by the 1991 Act, but for those over 12 months the governing statute would depend on whether the offence was committed before or after April 4, 2005.”

The Times, 10th November 2008

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.

R (Noone) v Governor of HMP Drake Hall and another – WLR Daily

R (Noone) v Governor of HMP Drake Hall and another [2008] EWCA Civ 1097; [2008] WLR (D) 319

Where a prisoner was sentenced for a number of offences to differing periods of imprisonment, some under the Criminal Justice Act 1991 and others under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, a sentence of less than 12 months was governed by the provisions of the 1991 Act whenever committed. Where there were consecutive sentences of 12 months or more committed on or after 4 April 2005 imposed under the 2003 Act and sentences of less than 12 months imposed under the 1991 Act, the sentences were to be served in the order imposed by the court, and eligibility for home detention curfew and the time spent on licence were to be calculated accordingly.

WLR Daily, 21st October 2008

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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