SOFT JUSTICE: JUDGE CRITICISED FOR NOT JAILING OFFENDERS
Judge Carol Hagen has previously been criticised for declining to send serious offenders to jail.
Last year she refused to send prolific burglar Jason Reed to jail – before he went on to steal from 22 more homes.
She then cut his jail term, after he was finally caged.
In 2010 she failed to send carer Jane Hoy to prison for stealing from one of her patients – despite describing her offence as a ‘gross breach of trust targeting a vulnerable victim’.
Victim Lorraine Andrews said she had been left “absolutely gobsmacked” by the decision.
She was criticised in 2010 after a man who stabbed a neighbour over a text message to his girlfriend and a man with 3,400 indecent images of children both avoided custody.
In February this year, jewel thief Mikey Rush, of Withywood, Bristol, was spared jail despite stealing £20,000-worth of goods from 11 shops.
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Is this what we want in this rotting country of ours? I think NOT!