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Published on May 22 2015 in General

A former aide to the Duchess of York who was jailed for killing her lover is to be released from prison after convincing the authorities that she is no longer a threat to society. Jane Andrews has served three years more than the 11-year minimum term…

 
Published on May 22 2015 in General

  Porridge and Horlicks. We often talk about Britain’s ageing population. Much less about the ageing populations within it. The above graph shows the growth of various age groups of prisoners over the past decade. You’ll notice that it leans heavil…

 
Published on May 22 2015 in General

A RAPIST has been told he must remain behind bars, despite serving 11 years longer than his recommended six-year term. Carl Butler, 50, was jailed for raping a 19-year-old woman at a flat in Bridlington after he met her at a benefits office in the to…

 
Published on May 22 2015 in General

Fewer criminals will have to tell prospective employers about their records, under measures unveiled by Scottish ministers to help rehabilitate them.  Currently all offenders who are sentenced to less than 30 months in prison have to disclose their r…

 
Published on May 21 2015 in General

In the spacious surrounds of a Virgin Active gym in Essex, personal trainer L J Flanders instructs his eager clients on the lifts, stretches and exercise drills that may – eventually - enable them to replicate Flanders’s own fitness levels and toned…

 
Published on May 21 2015 in General

The family of a homeless man brutally murdered in Cardiff Prison by his schizophrenic cellmate who stabbed him a hundred times in the neck with a ballpoint pen, are now seeking answers as to why the two were placed together. Darren Thomas, 45, descri…

 
Published on May 21 2015 in General

Michael Van Patten’s 18-year-old son came home to find his dad crouching on the kitchen floor, gun in hand, a nearly empty bottle of gin by his side, tears running down his cheeks. Trevor grabbed the weapon, ran up to his room, shut the door and didn…

 
Published on May 21 2015 in General

In the six months before the Ofsted inspection, there was an average of eight assaults a month and 27 fights at the centre In 2004, 15-year-old Gareth Myatt’s refusal to clean a toasted sandwich maker resulted in his death inside Rainsbrook Secure Tr…

 
Published on May 21 2015 in General

The independent watchdog which oversees the running of Ford Open Prison is appealing for new inspectors to swell its ranks. The Ford Independent Monitoring Board, known as the IMB, is tasked with holding the prison to account – highlighting both its…

 
Published on May 19 2015 in General

It is a speech I won't forget. On 21 May last year, Theresa May delivered an electrifying address to the Police Federation of England and Wales at its annual conference in Bournemouth. Reform yourselves or I'll impose reform on you - the home secreta…