QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
|The decision of THE HONOURABLE MRS. JUSTICE WHIPPLE|
|On the review of the tariff in the case of Nathan Harris|
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Whipple J :
"The requirements of the welfare of the offender must be taken into account when deciding for how long a young person sentenced to detention during Her Majesty's pleasure should remain in custody. Those requirements will change, depending upon the development of that young person while in custody. Accordingly, even if a provisional tariff is set to reflect the elements of punishment and deterrence, the position of the offender must be kept under a review in case the requirements of his welfare justify release before the provisional tariff period has expired."
i) Exceptional progress in prison, resulting in significant alteration in the detainee's maturity and outlook since the commission of the offence.
ii) Risk to the detainee's continued development that cannot be significantly mitigated or removed in the custodial environment.
iii) Any matter that calls into question the basis of the original decision to set the minimum term at a particular level.
Evidence of Applicant's behaviour in and response to custody