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R v KELLY-ANNE MCDADE : R v LUCY REYNOLDS (2010)

PUBLISHED February 10, 2010
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[2010] EWCA Crim 249

Deterrent sentences in the region of up to 10 years would be entirely appropriate for prison officers committing prison security offences for personal gain. A corrupt prison officer was much better placed than an outsider to find ways of defeating a prison security system and therefore the deterrent function of sentencing as articulated in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.142(1)(b) played a prominent part in the sentencing of prison staff for breach of prison security rules.

CA (Crim Div) (Hughes LJ (V-P) , Mackay J, Lloyd Jones J)

10/02/2010

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