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Bermuda may send prisoners to British jails
Telegraph [UK], by Martin Evans

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/19/2013 1:49:15 PM

Murderers, rapists and drug-dealing gangsters from the British Overseas Territory. in the North Atlantic could be sent to the UK’s already overcrowded jails to serve out the remainder of their sentences. As British passport holders the criminals would be entitled to remain in the country once they were released. Talks have been held between the two countries, with Bermudan officials claiming their British counterparts have signalled a willingness to help it and other overseas territories that are struggling to house their most dangerous criminals, provided certain criteria are met. Bermuda has witnessed an upsurge in gang-related violence in recent years

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In the long run, it would probably be less expensive and certainly less problematic to help Bermuda build a more secure jail.

      


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Bermuda may send prisoners to British jails
Telegraph [UK], by Martin Evans    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/19/2013 1:49:15 PM     Post Reply
Murderers, rapists and drug-dealing gangsters from the British Overseas Territory. in the North Atlantic could be sent to the UK’s already overcrowded jails to serve out the remainder of their sentences. As British passport holders the criminals would be entitled to remain in the country once they were released. Talks have been held between the two countries, with Bermudan officials claiming their British counterparts have signalled a willingness to help it and other overseas territories that are struggling to house their most dangerous criminals, provided certain criteria are met. Bermuda has witnessed an upsurge in gang-related violence in recent years

   

 

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/19/2013 1:42:36 PM     Post Reply
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The unborn children of Syrian women are the targets of a sickening war game where a shooter who murders a foetus in its mother’s womb is awarded with cigarettes, a British surgeon has revealed. Dr David Nott witnessed evidence of fighters using civilians as target practice and on several occasions shooting pregnant women in the stomach, killing their unborn babies. Dr Nott, recently returned from volunteering at a Syrian hospital, said there are local rumours the snipers are sell swords, working for the Assad regime, awarded when they ‘hit the correct targets’. Dr Nott, a vascular surgeon at Chelsea and

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Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/18/2013 4:47:59 PM     Post Reply
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