Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Freed Early

You could run an entire blog on 'freed early' stories, even though the BBC search engine doesn't pick half of them up. These stories are just from the last day.

The well-known ones :

"Hanson had been let out of jail only a few months earlier, having been released halfway through a 12-year sentence for attempted murder.
An official risk assessment had calculated his chances of re-offending were 91% yet his case was managed at the lowest risk level.

White was out on bail at the time of the robbery awaiting a court appearance for heroin and cocaine charges, for which he was later sentenced to three years.

He had also tested positive for cocaine, cannabis and morphine in the month before Mr Monckton's killing and had a series of convictions for drug offences."


And lesser-known ones :

"Just days after being released from prison, Mark Turner, 26, of no fixed abode, used a knife and bottle to kill Luke Rees-Pulley. He caused 80 separate injuries the fatal one being a stab wound to the neck.

He has a string of convictions for violence committed when drunk or on drugs, including possession of an offensive weapon, assaulting a police constable and affray.

An anonymous friend of Mr Rees-Pulley, who attended the hearing, said the judicial system had let his friend down.

He said: "Hearing the catalogue of the defendant's previous offences, many of which were assaults on the police and paramedics, and incarcerations he had already served, it was clear the judicial system had already failed Luke and his family even before today's hearing."



"The court heard that Lynch committed the crime two months after he was freed early from a seven-and-a-half year sentence for robbery and serious assault in 2000."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another couple

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4549162.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/3857857.stm

eskimo fox said...

It's a real shame that transportation is probably impossible nowadays for such criminals. All major land masses are now chock-a-block.

But perhaps global warming might make Jan Mayen Land or Novaya Zemlya more accessible.