Monday, 30 January 2012

Lessons - Still Not Learnin' 'em...

It seemed prison escapes were all the rage last week. One of them, however, shouldn't have come as that much of a surprise:
It is not the first time Farndon, who is serving time after he was found guilty of grievous bodily harm following a brutal hammer attack that left his victim with a fractured skull, has escaped custody.

He leapt from the dock at Coventry Crown Court during a court appearance in connection with the GBH charge and was on the run for a time.
But, despite that...
Farndon was handed an indeterminate sentence for public protection in his absence and told he must serve at least two years before being eligible for parole.

He was also sentenced to 18 months for dangerous driving, 18 months for aggravated vehicle-taking, and banned from driving for two-and-a-half years.

Despite the serious offence, officials only classed him as a category C prisoner - meaning he was deemed unlikely to make a determined escape attempt.

: 'The Jannie' via email


James Higham said...


Captain Haddock said...

Two excellent examples of why the use of chain & bar type wrist & ankle restraints should be mandatory & fitted to all convicted felons, whenever they leave a prison's precincts .. for whatever reason ..

JuliaM said...

Oh, but that would be 'dehumanising' to the poor lambs!