118 terrorist offenders released

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: A total of 39 offenders convicted of 'terrorist-related offences' were released on licence in 2012/13 A total of 39 offenders convicted of 'terrorist-related offences' were released on licence in 2012/13

At least 118 people convicted of terror offences were released from prison in the last four years, official figures show.

A total of 39 offenders convicted of "terrorist-related offences" were released on licence in 2012/13, with 44 released in 2011/12 and 35 in 2010/11, the Home Office figures for England and Wales showed.

Justice minister Shailesh Vara said figures for the latest year (2013/14) have not yet been published and so the total since 2010 could be higher if any were released this year.

Mr Vara said all prisoners convicted of terrorist-related offences are monitored on their release by the police, probation service and "other agencies".

The offenders are also subject to additional licence conditions to better manage any risk they pose.

Mr Vara released the figures taken from the Home Office TACT bulletin in response to a written parliamentary question from Tory Philip Davies (Shipley).

In his response, the minister wrote: "When released from prison, all prisoners convicted of terrorist-related offences released on licence are managed through Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

"They will be risk assessed, monitored and supervised by probation, police and other agencies.

"Terrorist offenders subject to statutory probation supervision may also be required to comply with additional licence conditions to better manage any risk they pose."

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4:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

words fail me.
words fail me. pete woodley
  • Score: 8

4:24pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

The whole concept of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements and supposed monitoring and supervising by the probation service has been completely discredited and is essentially meaningless.

Any of these early release criminals can and will commit further crimes if they so wish, and there's absolutely nothing the probation service can do about it.

Our current system actively encourages repeat criminality and offending - hence the rate of reoffending is so high.
The whole concept of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements and supposed monitoring and supervising by the probation service has been completely discredited and is essentially meaningless. Any of these early release criminals can and will commit further crimes if they so wish, and there's absolutely nothing the probation service can do about it. Our current system actively encourages repeat criminality and offending - hence the rate of reoffending is so high. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 5

11:50pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

"Justice minister Shailesh Vara "

Well, there's a name to inspire confidence that terrorists are being dealt with correctly.......oh, wait........
"Justice minister Shailesh Vara " Well, there's a name to inspire confidence that terrorists are being dealt with correctly.......oh, wait........ stevo!!
  • Score: 0

2:16pm Tue 22 Jul 14

northern pig says...

They should have been on the end of a rope,instead of becoming a never ending drain on the uk taxpayers. money.Ba***ards
They should have been on the end of a rope,instead of becoming a never ending drain on the uk taxpayers. money.Ba***ards northern pig
  • Score: -2
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