Its good to see that the chair of the Parole Board is so grounded and down to earth that he can see the danger of letting an obvious recidivist with a history of absconding and therefore blocks any such move. Oh wait, he didn't, instead he defended the decision to allow an obviously dangerous man out on day release.
Being allowed out on day release is an essential part of a prisoner’s integration into society,
‘I think putting all prisoners in open conditions is an essential step to their integration. Otherwise, we as a society simply have to put up with paying for their accommodation in prison for the rest of their lives
Well call me an unfeeling bastard Sir David but in cases like this I think society would be perfectly happy in paying for his prison accommodation for the rest of his life as it means that the public are protected from them. When the hell did saving money on keeping prisoners become more important than the safety and well being of the public at large?
There has got to be a system which manages the transition from prison to the outside world.’
Sir David said ‘decisions are not taken lightly’ if a prisoner tells the board they have left their violent past behind them.
‘We cross-examine the prisoner to see if he’s simply paying lip service,’ he said.
‘What we are not testing is whether he is likely to escape. What we are concerned with is the risk to the public of serious further crime
Well you've done a bang up job so far, the fact that you are defending allowing someone serving 13 life sentences
is reprehensible to say the least and if you had any sense of shame you would resign both as the head of the parole board and as a service judge immediately as it is clear you have lost any sense of perspective with regards to serving the public trust and protecting the innocent. Anyone with even half a brain could have looked at his criminal history and incidents of absconding and been able to join the dots so why couldn't you?