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Sydney Morning Herald
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacityThree grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have an average of just eig
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacity
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted an hour ago
Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have an average of just eight hours out of the cell each day and access to health care, education and work is worsening. And it costs $239.64 per man, per day. This is the new reality for the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacityThree grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out o
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacity
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 5 hours ago
Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out of the cell each day and access to health care, education and work are worsening. Revelations that half of all jails are operating over capacity came as the government's... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Police: We didn’t beat Koh Tao murder suspects to confess The Burmese men accused of the Koh Tao backpacker murders were not threatened
Police: We didn’t beat Koh Tao murder suspects to confess
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 14 hours ago
The Burmese men accused of the Koh Tao backpacker murders were not threatened or beaten to confess, says a senior Thai police officer, who was present at most of their... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Police: We didn’t beat Koh Tao murder suspects to confess Hannah Witheridge and David Miller The Burmese men accused of the Koh Tao ba
Police: We didn’t beat Koh Tao murder suspects to confess
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 15 hours ago
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller The Burmese men accused of the Koh Tao backpacker murders were not threatened or beaten to confess, says a senior Thai police officer, who was present at... Read more
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norwichadvertiser24
Police: We didn’t beat Koh Tao murder suspects to confessHannah Witheridge and David Miller The Burmese men accused of the Koh Tao back
Police: We didn’t beat Koh Tao murder suspects to confess
norwichadvertiser24 / Posted 15 hours ago
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller The Burmese men accused of the Koh Tao backpacker murders were not threatened or beaten to confess, says a senior Thai police officer, who was present at... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacityThree grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out o
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacity
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 22 hours ago
Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out of the cell each day and access to health care, education and work are worsening. Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have an average of just eight hours... Read more
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The Young Witness
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacityThree grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out o
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacity
The Young Witness / Posted 22 hours ago
Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out of the cell each day and access to health care, education and work are worsening. Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have an average of just eight hours... Read more
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Western Advocate
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacityThree grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out o
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacity
Western Advocate / Posted 22 hours ago
Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out of the cell each day and access to health care, education and work are worsening. Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have an average of just eight hours... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courtsPETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Shei
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courts
The Daily Mercury / Posted 22 hours ago
PETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Sheindlin, better known as TV's Judge Judy, I reckon our magistrates are selling themselves short. According to the BBC's Outlook program, Judge Judy reportedly earns $47... Read more
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Daily Liberal
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacityThree grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out o
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacity
Daily Liberal / Posted 22 hours ago
Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out of the cell each day and access to health care, education and work are worsening. Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have an average of just eight hours... Read more
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The Border Mail
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacityThree grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out o
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacity
The Border Mail / Posted 22 hours ago
Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out of the cell each day and access to health care, education and work are worsening. Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have an average of just eight hours... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacityThree grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out o
NSW prisoner numbers 'out of control' as half of all jails operating over capacity
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 22 hours ago
Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have just eight hours out of the cell each day and access to health care, education and work are worsening. Three grown men share a 13 square metres cell, they have an average of just eight hours... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courtsPETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Shei
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courts
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 22 hours ago
PETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Sheindlin, better known as TV's Judge Judy, I reckon our magistrates are selling themselves short. According to the BBC's Outlook program, Judge Judy reportedly earns $47... Read more
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News Mail
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courtsPETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Shei
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courts
News Mail / Posted 22 hours ago
PETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Sheindlin, better known as TV's Judge Judy, I reckon our magistrates are selling themselves short. According to the BBC's Outlook program, Judge Judy reportedly earns $47... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courtsPETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Shei
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courts
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 23 hours ago
PETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Sheindlin, better known as TV's Judge Judy, I reckon our magistrates are selling themselves short. According to the BBC's Outlook program, Judge Judy reportedly earns $47... Read more
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Queensland Times
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courtsPETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Shei
Judge Judy has nothing on Toowoomba’s courts
Queensland Times / Posted 23 hours ago
PETER PATTER: After listening to a BBC World Service interview with Judith Sheindlin, better known as TV's Judge Judy, I reckon our magistrates are selling themselves short. According to the BBC's Outlook program, Judge Judy reportedly earns $47... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC budget talks extended again; agreement appears to be in reach | News & Observer August 27, 2015 House and Senate negotiators say they’re
NC budget talks extended again; agreement appears to be in reach
The News & Observer / Posted yesterday
| News & Observer August 27, 2015 House and Senate negotiators say they’re making progress, but tough issues remain... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Prisoner brings authorities to their knees1 It’s farcical that NSW Corrective Service Commissioner Peter Severin should s
Prisoner brings authorities to their knees
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
1 It’s farcical that NSW Corrective Service Commissioner Peter Severin should say “We don’t allow inmates to dictate” despite making an exception for one prisoner in Supermax who refuses to kneel when prisoner officers go to his cell. It’s standard... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenyatta University Partners With Prison Service to Train WardersAt least 2,500 fresh prison trainee warders were Wednesday enrolled into a trai
Kenyatta University Partners With Prison Service to Train Warders
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
At least 2,500 fresh prison trainee warders were Wednesday enrolled into a training programme at Kenyatta University. The courses will be offered at the Kenya Prisons Staff Training College in Ruiru following a partnership between the two... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Fury over robber's escape from an open jailA PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to
Fury over robber's escape from an open jail
Oxford Mail / Posted yesterday
A PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to Oxford should not have been moved there if he was a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is halfway through a 24-year jail sentence for... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Inquest into accused murderer’s death beginsRobin Michael is escorted out of the Devonport Magistrates Court. AN accused m
Inquest into accused murderer’s death begins
Adelaide Now / Posted yesterday
Robin Michael is escorted out of the Devonport Magistrates Court. AN accused murderer showed no signs of being suicidal in the days before he was found dead in his prison cell, an inquest has heard. Each said he had asked them not to report any... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Prison guns dumped in Beetham landfillIn the aftermath of the July 24 prison break at the Port-of-Spain Prison author
Prison guns dumped in Beetham landfill
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted yesterday
In the aftermath of the July 24 prison break at the Port-of-Spain Prison authorities are probing the circumstances under which a cache of guns, ammo and grenades has landed up in the Beetham landfill in Port-of-Spain, metres from the capital city and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
'I was a heroin addict aged 7 - and the pusher was my own MUM'They say an addict needs to hit rock bottom before they can turn their life aro
'I was a heroin addict aged 7 - and the pusher was my own MUM'
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
They say an addict needs to hit rock bottom before they can turn their life around. And for Emma Monks, this was bringing her first-born into the world while behind bars for burglary with two prison officers by her side. Then she fell in love with... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Prison service criticised over moving dangerous inmate on run and last seen headed towards OxfordA PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to
Prison service criticised over moving dangerous inmate on run and last seen headed towards Oxford
Oxford Mail / Posted 2 days ago
A PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to Oxford should not have been moved there if he was a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half way through a 24-year jail sentence for... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Prison service criticised over moving dangerous inmate on run and last seen headed towards OxfordA PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to
Prison service criticised over moving dangerous inmate on run and last seen headed towards Oxford
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 2 days ago
A PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to Oxford should not have been moved there if he was a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half way through a 24-year jail sentence for... Read more
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Daily Mirror
El Chapo escaped after being tipped off that he was about to be extradited to USOne of his lawyers, Juan Pablo Badillo Soto, said it was always his client’s “m
El Chapo escaped after being tipped off that he was about to be extradited to US
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
One of his lawyers, Juan Pablo Badillo Soto, said it was always his client’s “main concern” he would be taken to the States to face further charges. “Once it became clear the extradition process was underway, it was logical he decided to go,” he... Read more
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Independent
John Rooney: Manhunt launched for prolific robber who 'represents a risk of harm to the public'John Rooney left of HMP Springhill in Aylesbury to take a lift to Bicester at a
John Rooney: Manhunt launched for prolific robber who 'represents a risk of harm to the public'
Independent / Posted 3 days ago
John Rooney left of HMP Springhill in Aylesbury to take a lift to Bicester at around and was last seen on a bus travelling towards Oxford at around 7:30am, according to Thames Valley Police. The 47-year-old was half-way through a 24-year jail... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Coronial inquest into deaths in custody to begin in Hobart A Tasmanian coroner will today start a probe into three deaths in custody in
Coronial inquest into deaths in custody to begin in Hobart
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
A Tasmanian coroner will today start a probe into three deaths in custody in the state's prisons in recent months. The first incident happened in June when 42-year-old Troy Monson died... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Northern Echo
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonGreater Manchester Police are also involved in the investigation, with Rooney l
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Northern Echo / Posted 3 days ago
Greater Manchester Police are also involved in the investigation, with Rooney linked to the Manchester area, including family who live in Oldham. Rooney was jailed in 2003 for 24 years for a string of offences, but had been moved to the open prison... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Kingston Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Oxford Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Streatham Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Bury Times
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Bury Times / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Gazette
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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guardian-series
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
guardian-series / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Harrow Times
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Harrow Times / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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This is West Country
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
This is West Country / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Gazette News
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Gazette News / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Bolton News
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Bolton News / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Croydon Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Northern Echo
Warning from prison staff union after violent criminal absconds from open jailHe was jailed in 2003, but had been moved to the open prison where longer term
Warning from prison staff union after violent criminal absconds from open jail
Northern Echo / Posted 3 days ago
He was jailed in 2003, but had been moved to the open prison where longer term prisoners are prepared for release. Glyn Travis, a spokesman for the Prison Officers Association (POA), said the union has repeatedly raised concerns with the Ministry of... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Warning from prison staff union after violent criminal absconds from open jailA violent criminal who absconded from an open prison should never have been the
Warning from prison staff union after violent criminal absconds from open jail
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
A violent criminal who absconded from an open prison should never have been there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is less than half-way through a 27-year jail sentence for kidnap and robbery, walked... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Warning from prison staff union after violent criminal absconds from open jailA violent criminal who absconded from an open prison should never have been the
Warning from prison staff union after violent criminal absconds from open jail
Kingston Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
A violent criminal who absconded from an open prison should never have been there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is less than half-way through a 27-year jail sentence for kidnap and robbery, walked... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Warning from prison staff union after violent criminal absconds from open jailA violent criminal who absconded from an open prison should never have been the
Warning from prison staff union after violent criminal absconds from open jail
Oxford Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A violent criminal who absconded from an open prison should never have been there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is less than half-way through a 27-year jail sentence for kidnap and robbery, walked... Read more
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