Life Means Life

A 'Whole Life Tariff' is a mechanism in British law where a prisoner is sentenced to remain in prison until his or her death.  It came into force in 1983 when the British Home Secretary began to set minimum terms that convicted killers had to serve before being considered  for release on life licence. Crimes where whole life tariff are recommended by the law:-
(a) Murder of two or more persons, where each murder involves any of the following:
a substantial degree of premeditation or planning, the abduction of the victim, or sexual or sadistic conduct,
(b) Child murder if involving the abduction of the child or sexual or sadistic motivation.
(c) murder done for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause.
(d) Murder by an offender previously convicted of murder,
(e) Other offense if the court considers that the seriousness of the offence (or the combination of the offence and one or more offences associated with it) is exceptionally high.

Those who died in Prison while serving a 'Whole Life Tariff'

Stephen Ayre - September 2018Andrzej Kunowski - September 2009
Ian Brady - May 2017Donald Nielson - December 2011
Paul Culshaw - February 2013Denis Nilsen - May 2018
Glyn Dix - January 2014David Oakes - February 2013
Trevor Hardy - September 2012Peter Sutcliffe - November 2020
Anthony Hardy - November 2020Ernest Wright - July 2020
Daniel Gonzalez - August 2007John Straffen - November 2007
Colin Ireland - February 2012Peter Tobin - October 2022
Royston Jackson - March 2019
David Cook - December 2020

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