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EURO GO-AHEAD FOR PAYOUTS TO PRISONERS

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Wednesday September 19,2012
By Martyn Brown

EU judges were slammed yesterday following a ruling permitting dangerous prisoners to get £16m compensation due to human rights.
As many as 3,500 inmates who have served longer than their original jail tariff without having access to rehabilitation courses could be in line for massive payouts.

Ministers may also be forced to change the grounds on which those serving indeterminate sentences can be released following the defeat in the European Court of Human Rights, giving violent criminals fresh hope of being set free.

New Justice Secretary Chris Grayling vowed to fight. He told MPs: “It is something we intend to appeal.”

Mr Grayling said the Government would use its commission on a bill of rights to look at creating a new human rights framework, free from interference from the ECHR which bans arbitrary detenti


Added: Sep-19-2012 Occurred On: Sep-19-2012
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