“Prison Doesn’t Work” – Official

Thousands of offenders are being jailed unnecessarily, Nick Clegg will warn today as he promises to press for more early interventions to stop vulnerable people going to prison if the Liberal Democrats are in government after the general election. The Deputy Prime...

Former cop admits trying to murder colleagues

A former special constable has admitted three charges of attempting to murder staff at the care home where she worked. Melissa Swift put “a bleach-type oxidant” into the water and juice of vulnerable elderly residents at the Goldfield Court home in West...

Judge may visit mentally ill patient

A High Court judge might travel to a psychiatric hospital to hear evidence from a mentally-ill sex offender who does not want to have a blood transfusion on religious grounds. Health authority officials with responsibility for the 23-year-old man’s care have...
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