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Rule changes on early prison release

Home Affairs Minister hopes changes will mean better-behaved inmates

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson says he hopes changes to the way prisoners might earn an early release from jail will mean better-behaved inmates.

Among the changes being considered would see prisoners who take part in educational programmes earning time off their sentences.

The moves come after Tynwald set up a committee to look at the issues of parole and early release, in the wake of the Donovan Kitching case.

Kitching is serving a jail term for causing death by dangerous driving, after he ran over a visitor just a month after his early release from Jurby.

Mr Watterson says the rules will be tightened:

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