This revised Policy Framework (changing Paragraphs 6.9.17 and 6.9.18) sets out the mandatory requirements and guidance for all prison and probation staff involved in the recall, review and re-release of recalled prisoners. It includes requirements for: the recall of those offenders (including young offenders) released subject to licensed supervision for indeterminate, determinate and extended sentences […]
The re-issued Framework sets out the mandatory requirements and guidance for all prison and probation staff involved in the generic parole process. The Framework includes requirements and guidance for: Newly Sentenced Indeterminate and Parole Eligible Determinate Sentenced Prisoners Minimum Term Reviews for Prisoners sentenced to detention at Her Majesty’s Pleasure (HMP) Indeterminate Sentenced Foreign National […]
The Parole Board welcomes the government’s plans to ensure that terrorist offenders are not released automatically\ Given the recent events at London Bridge and Streatham, the Parole Board understands and welcomes the Government’s plans to ensure that terrorist offenders are not released automatically, as occurred in these incidents but are instead considered by an […]
The law changed in 2019 to allow the Secretary of State for Justice, or a serving prisoner, to make an application for the reconsideration of a Parole Board Decision. Our Parole Board Press Release Database gives details and judgments in those cases where applications for decisions to be reconsidered have been made. View the Parole […]
New and updated Policy Frameworks have been issued today on: Generic Parole Process – New Recall Review and Re-Release of Recalled Prisoners – Updated View Policy Frameworks You are unauthorized to view this page.
The mother of Baby P, who died after months of abuse, will remain behind bars after losing an appeal against a Parole Board decision not to release her. Tracey Connelly, 38, was jailed at the Old Bailey in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter at their home in Tottenham, […]
Female involved in a “sickening ring” to be released Parole Board confirms – and why we must trust them.
A female paedophile involved in a “sickening ring” is to be released from prison, the Parole Board has confirmed. Angela Allen was one of four female accomplices, including nursery worker Vanessa George, who were convinced by Colin Blanchard to sexually assault young children and share the images. Allen, from Nottingham, pleaded guilty to four child sex assaults […]
John Worboys jailed for life with a minimum term of six years – and ‘a slithering act of selfishness by the new Chair of the Parole Board’
“The new chairman of the Parole Board, Caroline Corby, displayed a slithering act of selfishness in applying for a job where the High Court ruled no vacancy existed” – Mark Leech Black cab rapist John Worboys has been jailed for life with a minimum term of six years for attacking four more victims, as a court […]
The mother of murder victim Helen McCourt says she has been “overwhelmed” by the public response to her crowdfunding appeal.
The mother of murder victim Helen McCourt says she has been “overwhelmed” by the public response to her crowdfunding appeal to help challenge the Parole Board’s decision to release her daughter’s killer. More than £20,000 in donations has already been received towards a £50,000 target which would fund a possible bid to seek a judicial […]
The Parole Board yesterday cleared for release Ian Simms, the person convicted of Helen McCourt’s murder, without him identifying where her remains can be found. We examine ‘What’s Next’ in this pivotal case, with an update to “Helen’s Law – what happens when juries believe a liar?” You are unauthorized to view this page.
Victims of serious crimes will be given regular updates about an offender’s sentence and release under Conservative plans to be announced today, following the John Worboys parole scandal, and the plans will also allow victims and the media to attend parole hearings. Parole Board hearings on the release of those convicted of sexual and violent offences will […]
Murderers who refuse to identify the location of their victim’s remains should not be released on parole until the Government has passed a tough new law, an MP has suggested.
Murderers who refuse to identify the location of their victim’s remains should not be released on parole until the Government has passed a tough new law, an MP has suggested. As part of its legislative programme, the Government has introduced the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information about Victims) Bill, or Helen’s Law, named after a long-running […]