500,000 in legal aid a week for prisoners" human rights claims: YOU pay for them to seek easier life or early release

500,000 a week in legal aid for prisoners' human rights claims: YOU pay for them to seek easier life or early releaseTaxpayers' money used to fund human rights claims by prisonersLegal aid bill for prisoners increased to 25 million a year in 2010Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to review 'compensation culture' in jails | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 30 December 2012 Taxpayers are handing nearly 500,000 a week in legal aid to prisoners to help them make human rights claims.

Nearly 50,000 criminals spared jail offend again within a year: MPs claim "shocking" figures show failure by probation officers

Nearly 50,000 criminals spared jail offend again within a year: MPs claim 'shocking' figures show failure by probation officersConvicts including violent thugs spared jail committed another offenceTory MPs have said figures show a problem with the probation serviceJustice Secretary announced plans to tackle entrenched reoffending | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 19 December 2012 Around 50,000 criminals who were spared jail went on to commit another crime within a year, figures revealed yesterday. The convicts – including violent thugs, burglars and drug dealers – were handed community service or a suspended jail term, leaving them free to commit new crimes.