An armed robber who speared a policeman with a 2ft-long crowbar has been let out of prison on day release after serving just two years in jail, it been revealed.
Well it seems that you don’t have to be a mentalist to benefit from Britain’s lax Justice System. Fortunately that particular criminal was quickly apprehended after absconding and will no doubt have her day release privileges sternly re-assessed, before being re-instated in about a fortnight.
As for this ruffian, he was initially sentenced to eight years in prison, and as the Judge said when he tried to get his driving license back!
The judge told the court: ‘I don’t know what is going on with the Prison Service. A man gets eight years in 2007, and here he is on day release in 2009.
Welcome to the Criminal Justice system in 21st century Britain Judge, where have you been?
Prison is a joke, the prison’s website states:
The prison operates a ‘resettlement regime’ aimed at preparing prisoners for release by addressing ‘accommodation, employment, vocational training and offending behaviour needs’,
In other words the prisoners are let out and about almost as soon as the prison gate closes behind them. This man for instance, has been enjoying full weeks at home, enrolled on college courses and can apparently apply to courts to have his driving license re-instated.
This callous thug was given eight years for his part in a robbery and for stabbing a police officer with a crow bar, an act that perforated his bowel and left him fighting for his life. The police man is now stuck with a colostomy bag for the rest of his life, his assailant has to put up with the minor inconvenience of having to report back to prison every now and again.
It is good to see that the prison service thinks that it is OK to have him roaming the streets again, after having served less than a quarter of his sentence. Why bother with prison at all, we could save a fortune by removing this pretense at punishment and having all criminals serve there sentences at home.
No wonder the re-offending rate is at 60%, this man has been taught nothing, except that he can do as he pleases, and people will fall over themselves to try and help him.