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Humanists UK comment on peers backing Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »

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Sentencing advisory panel suggests shoplifters should not be jailed
Shoplifters ‘should escape jail’

Shoplifters should only be sent to jail if they used violence during their crime, the Sentencing Advisory Panel has recommended. The body responsible for advising on sentencing guidelines said that people guilty of a “standard offence” of stealing from a shop should not get more than a community order unless there were “aggravating factors”. It… Read more »

Justice Keith has said prison overcrowding was in part to blame for Zahid Mubarek's murder
Mubarek death linked to prison overcrowding

Overcrowding and staff shortages were largely behind the death of teenager Zahid Mubarek at Feltham young offenders institution, a major inquiry has found. The 19-year-old was beaten to death by Robert Stewart just hours before he was due to be released from Feltham, where he was serving three months for theft. Stewart, who is now… Read more »