Sixty 3 violent criminals ended up accredited for launch straight from prime-protection prisons into the community last calendar year, it has been claimed.
The stunning figures emerged in the wake of the John Worboys fiasco, who was to begin with considered fit for parole before his victims released a prosperous lawful challege.
Justice Secretary David Gauke has demanded a list of at the very least six inmates who were launched from Group A jails in 2016/17.
He was comprehended very last night to be trying to find urgent assurances that all the policies have been followed.
Figures handed to the High Court by the Parole Board present 63 prisoners in total were launched from Category A jails, which keep murderers and rapists, in the year to March 2017.
A more in-depth breakdown, excluding prisoners who had been recalled, confirmed 6 had been introduced “directly” into the local community.
Mr Gauke informed MPs: “I have sought the Department’s reassurance that there is nothing to be worried about.”
The Superior Court docket judgement in the Worboys circumstance warned there will have to be “strong reasons” to justify immediate release from a Category A jail.
It urged a “more cautious” approach and explained: “There are obvious pros in subjecting a prisoner to regimes of lessening stringency in get correctly to exam the robustness of the hazard assessment.”