The most serious terror offenders who receive extended determinate sentences will get no early release at all. Non-lethal offences such as preparing acts of terrorism will now get a mandatory minimum of 14, up from as little as three years now. Lie detectors will be used on terror convicts in jail for the first time to see whether they have reformed. Writing for The Sun today, the senior Cabinet minister declares it “the largest overhaul of our response to terrorism in nearly two decades”. … [Read more...] about Soft terror sentences to end with inmates made to take lie detector tests in crackdown after London Bridge attack
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London Bridge attack victim had 'lust for life' 'Heroes' praised for confronting bridge attacker Why was the London Bridge attacker out of prison? What we know about the London Bridge attacker He added: "What should have been a joyous opportunity to celebrate the achievements of this unique and socially transformative programme, hosted by our Institute of Criminology, was instead disrupted by an unspeakable criminal act. … [Read more...] about London Bridge: Woman killed in attack named as Saskia Jones
Doubling the number of counter-terrorism probation officers Increasing the number of specialist psychologists and imams working to de-radicalise offenders Increasing the number of places in probation hostels to help police monitor offenders in their first weeks after release from prison Investing £500,000 and reviewing the support in place for victims of terrorism Ms Patel said the "senseless terror attack" in November "confronted us with some hard truths about how we deal with terrorist offenders". … [Read more...] about Terrorism laws to get tougher within weeks, government vows
Home Secretary Priti Patel said: "The senseless terror attack at Fishmongers' Hall in November confronted us with some hard truths about how we deal with terrorist offenders, which is why we immediately announced a review into sentencing and licence conditions, to do whatever is necessary to stop these sickening attacks from taking place. … [Read more...] about Tougher sentences and lie detector tests in terrorism crackdown
30 years: for a "sexual or sadistic" murder, or killing done in the course of personal gain, such as a robbery 25 years: for a murder involving a knife or other weapon 15 years: for most other murders Judges can increase or decrease these set terms based on factors including whether the murderer was provoked or if the crime was premeditated. … [Read more...] about Why do prisoners serve only half their sentence?