Saturday, December 31, 2011

Payouts to paedophiles and murderers kept in jail too long double in a year with Help of the Human Rights Act

Compensation payouts to murderers, paedophiles and other dangerous criminals who claim they have been kept in jail too long have doubled in a year.

A report has warned that taxpayers could be saddled with a compensation bill of up to £60million for holding prisoners beyond their release date as criminals claim £110 a day under human rights laws.

It estimates that up to 6,000 offenders are being held in jails too long.

According to the probation officers’ union Napo, the Prison Service is facing ‘meltdown’ as many convicts are being held months longer than their recommended release date. Read More