UK criminal justice

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Why did Gary Glitter only serve half his prison sentence?
Former singer was sentenced under old law that allowed automatic release on licence at halfway point

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

03, Feb, 2023 @2:31 PM

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Scottish ministers say they did not know trans rapist was put in women’s jail
Placing of transgender woman Isla Bryson in Cornton Vale caused outrage and led to review of all transgender inmates’ placings

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @8:05 PM

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Urgent action needed to curb rise in prison deaths linked to spice, say UK researchers
Synthetic cannabinoids involved in nearly half of male prisoner deaths analysed in England and Wales

Ian Sample Science editor

31, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Trans rapist prison case ‘must not lead to blanket rule’, says campaign group
Scottish Trans and Nicola Sturgeon say decisions must be made on case-by-case basis

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

27, Jan, 2023 @5:20 PM

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UK failing to address systemic racism against black people, warn UN experts
Working group of experts on people of African descent calls for halt on use of joint enterprise and strip search

Aamna Mohdin and Amelia Gentleman

27, Jan, 2023 @5:11 PM

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Zara Aleena was failed by a privatised probation service | Letters
Letters: Sue Hobbs outlines the inaccurate risk assessments of the young woman’s murderer, while Sarah Compton says nothing has changed since the murder of her brother in 2015

26, Jan, 2023 @6:11 PM

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Why Scotland’s gender reform bill is sparking concern over trans prisoner policies
Analysts warn of legal challenges if bill makes inmates’ access to gender recognition certificates easier – though jail allocation is decided case by case

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

26, Jan, 2023 @5:37 PM

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Trans woman guilty of raping two women remanded in female prison in Scotland
Politicians, campaigners and UN special rapporteur concerned by case of Isla Bryson, who offended before she had transitioned

Libby Brooks

25, Jan, 2023 @6:49 PM

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‘Potentially risky’ people being released after years on remand, watchdog warns
Growing number of offenders on remand in England and Wales not offered support before being freed, prisons inspector says

Rajeev Syal

25, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Zara Aleena’s family may sue over murder by released prisoner
Legal action being considered after report highlights failings that allowed Jordan McSweeney to kill London woman

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @6:35 PM

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Probation service and ministers have ‘blood on hands’, say Zara Aleena’s family
Watchdog report uncovers series of failings in supervision of Jordan McSweeney, who murdered the law graduate last year

Rajeev Syal and Vikram Dodd

24, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Watchdog finds probation failings over Killamarsh killer Damien Bendall
Assessment of risk ‘unacceptable’ and ‘critical opportunities’ to correct errors were missed, says report

Rajeev Syal

17, Jan, 2023 @7:53 AM

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