Tracey Connelly, the mother of baby P who died after months of abuse, was released from prison after the parole board ruled she should be released
Baby P’s grandma says her last wish is that her wicked daughter Tracey Connelly stays in prison
Baby P’s mother, who died after months of abuse, was released from prison after the parole board ruled she should be released.
Connelly, 40, was jailed at the Old Bailey in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter at their home in Tottenham, north London, on August 3, 2007.
Known publicly as Baby P, he had sustained more than 50 injuries – despite being on the risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police officers and health professionals over eight months.
Connelly’s mother, Mary O’Connor, 72, recounted it The sun : “She needs to be in prison for life, she shouldn’t be out.”
She added: “She will not have changed. To let her out for what she did? You must be joking.”
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said he plans to appeal the parole board’s decision.
Describing the case as “harrowing”, Mr Raab told the House of Commons: “In light of the Parole Board’s order to release Tracey Connelly, I should inform the House that after carefully reading the decision I have decided to make an application to the Parole Board her reasoning.”
O’Connor, who has terminal cancer, said, “I’d like to go up to him and say, ‘Don’t let her out.’ She is off****. Peter died because of her.”
Connelly, now 40, admitted the crime and was sentenced to at least five years in prison for public protection.
Her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen were convicted of the same crime.
A series of reviews identified missed opportunities for officials to save the infant’s life if they had correctly responded to warning signs.
A spokesman for the parole board said on Wednesday: “We can confirm that a panel of the parole board has ordered the release of Tracey Connelly following an oral hearing.
“The parole board’s decisions focus solely on what risk a prisoner might pose to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community.
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“Probation tests are conducted thoroughly and with the utmost care. Protecting the public is our top priority.”
According to a parole report, Connelly, then 25, was rapidly forming relationships at the time of her crimes, using sex to “help her feel better” and having an “inability to control extreme emotions.”
She has also been described as “manipulative” and lacking in empathy.
Connelly was released from her license in 2013, but was recalled to prison in 2015 for violating her probation terms by “developing intimate personal relationships” online and inciting “inappropriate sexualized behavior” from another resident of her accommodation.
This is her fourth probationary test. The decision was supposed to be made last year but was postponed to get more information.
The parole board reviewed Connelly’s case for a third time in 2019, following previous reviews in 2015 and 2017, and refused to either release her or transfer her to an open prison. In 2020, she lost an appeal against the parole board’s recent decision not to parole her.
Since Connelly was recalled to prison, she has been on a “very intensive” treatment program run by the Department of Justice and the NHS for over three years and is “now able to work openly and honestly with professionals,” the report added.
The parole board said it was confident Connelly was suitable for release after hearing she was now considered “low risk of another offence” and that her parole officers and prison officials support the plan.
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab was represented throughout the review and his representative “confirmed that this recommendation was accepted,” the report said.
Connelly is subject to restrictions on her movements, activities and contact persons and faces 20 additional license terms.
These include living at a specific address, being supervised on probation, wearing an electronic tag, observing a curfew and disclosing their relationships.
Her use of the internet and a phone is monitored and she has been told she cannot go to certain places to “avoid contact with victims and protect children”.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/baby-ps-gran-says-dying-26626488 Baby P's grandma says her last wish is for the wicked daughter to stay in prison for life