UK government pays out to family of IPP prisoner who killed himself

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Exclusive: Tommy Nicol died in 2015 after trying to take his own life two years past his four-year minimum tariff The family of a prisoner who killed himself after being handed a controversial “never-ending” sentence has received damages from the government in an out-of-court settlement, the Guardian has learned. Tommy Nicol was jailed under the terms of the now-abolished imprisonment for public protection (IPP), under which offenders were handed a minimum term but no maximum term and had been dubbed by critics the “never-ending sentence”. Continue reading... ▶ Full story on theguardian.com
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