More than 60 violent criminals were cleared for release straight into the

first_imgDavid Gauke, the Justice Secretary, has demanded a list of all Category A prisoners released directly into the community – rather than spending time in an open jail first. The row over the John Worboys’ parole fiasco has intensified after officials admitted 63 violent criminals – including murderers and rapists – were similarly cleared for release last year from high-security jails straight on to Britain’s streets. Ministers were last night seeking assurances that the freed prisoners had been subject to proper scrutiny by the Parole Board.center_img The Parole Board had still to hand over the list on Thursday evening but hit back, claiming the public is often safer if offenders are placed in the community…last_img