UK Jail

Banker Jailed After Spending Embezzled Money On Drugs And Prostitutes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

George Kalmar, a former "rising star'"at Morgan Stanley, has been jailed for two years after embezzling nearly £400,000, which he spent on a decadent...

Murderers Lose Battle To Vote In Prison

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

Peter Chester and George McGeoch, two convicted murderers, have lost their battle for the right to vote in prison. Prime Minister David Cameron sa...

How Should Benefit Cheats Be Punished?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

The worst benefit cheats will be locked up for up to 10 years under tough new rules, it has been announced. In a new crackdown on those who "flout ...

Bradley Manning Term 'A Tactical Victory'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Julian Assange has spoken out following the sentencing of Bradley Manning, the American army private who disclosed more than 700,000 confidential docu...

Uncle slams Bradley Manning jail sentence

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

The shell-shocked uncle of jailed US soldier Bradley Manning has insisted his nephew is a hero and should not have been locked up in the first place. ...

Government Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree on Dangerous Dogs

The Conversation UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

But have the government got the wrong end of the leash again? While it can be argued that the current two-year maximum tariff is too lenient, will tougher sentences, post-event, do anything to address irresponsible dog ownership or reduce the proliferation of aggressive bull breed dogs on our streets, or indeed prevent dog attacks from taking place?

Pussy Riot Back on Tour: Band Seizes Oil Rigs in New Music Video

Patrick Reevell | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

Russian punks Pussy Riot are back- members of the group have staged their first major action since the cathedral "punk-prayer" that got them arreste...

WATCH: Obama Visits Mandela's Prison Cell

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

Barack Obama has paid a "humbling" visit to the Robben Island prison cell in which Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years. Accompanied by the first...

Jailed: The Hitmen Who Killed 'Bright, Gentle and Courteous Boy' By Accident

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

Two "staggeringly incompetent" hitmen who stabbed an innocent schoolboy to death by mistake have been told they are likely to die behind bars after a ...

Why Are There More Muslim Men In Youth Jails

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK

The proportion of young Muslim men in youth jails in England and Wales rose by more than a quarter last year, figures showed on Friday. One in five...

British Academic Jailed For Drug Smuggling In 'Honeytrap Sting'

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

An Oxford-educated academic has been jailed for almost five years after being caught with two kilograms of cocaine at an Argentinian airport in a hone...

'We Can't Keep Recycling People Around The System'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics

Offenders should be "met at the prison gate" by mentors who can help them escape a life of crime, the Justice Secretary will say today. Calling for...

The Current Criminal Law Is Not Going to Tackle the Real Dangers of Drugs

Brian Paddick | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Paddick

For the overwhelming majority who take illegal drugs, drugs laws lack credibility and the way they are enforced is inconsistent and confusing, making them an ineffective barrier. There is tension between politics and science, which draws the drugs classification system into disrepute. Politicians do not want to "send the wrong signal" about how harmful drugs are and so resist reclassification of drugs downwards whilst scientists want to be objective about relative harm, even if it means downgrading a drug. As the drug classification system is a fundamental part of UK drugs laws, this brings the law as a whole into disrepute.

Former Teacher Jailed For Sexually Abusing Young Girls

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

A former teacher who went on to star in a TV advert has been jailed for sexually abusing three teenage pupils. Adam Gutteridge was sentenced to fou...

Couple Jailed For Keeping Son In Filthy Coal Bunker

PA | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK

A mother and stepfather who forced their 11-year-old son to live in a filthy converted coal bunker have each been jailed for two years. Bullied and...

Blogger Olly Cromwell Given 80 Hours Of Unpaid Work For Calling Councillor A C*** On Twitter

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

London-based blogger "Olly Cromwell" who called his councillor a "c***" on Twitter and invited people to put excrement through his letter box avoided ...

Trio Who Left 5-Year-Old Girl Paralysed During Shooting Jailed For Life

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK

Three men were jailed for life on Thursday for a gang-related shooting that left five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran paralysed. Nathaniel Grant, Anth...

Ex-Wickes Cashier Who Became Nigerian County Governor Jailed For 13 Years

Posted 17.06.2012 | UK

James Ibori, the former governor of Delta state, Nigeria, who started his career as a cashier at Wickes has been jailed for 13 years at Southwark Crow...

Blogger Who Called Councillor A C**t On Twitter: 'I Didn't Do Anything Wrong'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

London-based blogger 'Olly Cromwell' faces a jail term for calling his local Bexley councillor a 'c***' on Twitter, after being found guilty of improp...

Man Jailed For Wearing Low-Slung Trousers

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

A US man has been sentenced to three days in prison after turning up to court wearing low-slung baggy jeans. It has long been acknowledged that tro...

VIDEO: Hotel Alcatraz Opens For Business to Mark New TV Series

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

Hotel Alcatraz, billed as one of the toughest in the UK, opened its doors to the public on Tuesday evening. The hotel, based in Field Street, King'...

WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Man Jailed For Animal Cruelty After Starving Dogs So Severely That One Ate The Other

Posted 24.02.2012 | UK

Dog owner Alan Smith has been jailed after allowing his pet bull mastiff Sam to starve to death in filthy conditions. Abandoned and surrounded by faec...

Serial Killer Colin Ireland Dies In Jail

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK

A killer who tortured gay men to death because he wanted to see if he "could get away with it" has died nearly 20 years after he was told he would nev...

Ken Clarke 'Misinterpreted Law Over Prisoner Release'

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics

Justice secretary Ken Clarke acted unlawfully when applying rules which allow female prisoners to be temporarily released to spend time at home with t...

Thieves Break INTO Jail ... Just To Steal Cigarettes

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK

Usually criminals attempt to break-out of jail, but police in Lancashire are investigating a jail break-in, after burglars stole cigarettes from a pr...