Regina v Secretary of State For The Home Department Ex Parte Stafford: HL 12 Mar 1998

The Home Secretary had the right not to follow a Parole Board’s recommendation to release a prisoner after the service of the tariff part of his sentence, where he was satisfied that the offender would commit further offences, even if those offences might be expected to be non-violent.
Lord Goff of Chieveley, Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Steyn, Lord Clyde
Times 24-Jul-1998, Gazette 09-Sep-1998, [1998] UKHL 30, [1999] AC 38, [1998] 4 All ER 7, [1998] 3 WLR 372
House of Lords, Bailii
England and Wales
Citing:
Appeal fromRegina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Dennis Stafford CA 26-Nov-1997
The Home Secretary has an extraordinarily wide discretion to refuse to release a mandatory lifer after the punitive part of sentence if there was a remaining risk to the public. . .
Appealed toStafford v The United Kingdom ECHR 28-May-2002
Grand Chamber – The appellant claimed damages for being held in prison beyond the term of his sentence. Having been released on licence from a life sentence for murder, he was re-sentenced for a cheque fraud. He was not released after the end of the . .

Cited by:
CitedCraven v Secretary of State, and the Parole Board Admn 5-Oct-2001
The applicant was serving life imprisonment for murder. He had been released on licence subject to a condition excluding him from the area of his former home. He claimed this condition was unlawful. The applicant’s own family connections were within . .
Appealed toRegina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Dennis Stafford CA 26-Nov-1997
The Home Secretary has an extraordinarily wide discretion to refuse to release a mandatory lifer after the punitive part of sentence if there was a remaining risk to the public. . .
Appeal fromStafford v The United Kingdom ECHR 28-May-2002
Grand Chamber – The appellant claimed damages for being held in prison beyond the term of his sentence. Having been released on licence from a life sentence for murder, he was re-sentenced for a cheque fraud. He was not released after the end of the . .

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Updated: 23 December 2020; Ref: scu.135186