Please remember the face of the woman above. It is Tracey Connelly, the mother of Baby P, who is to be released from prison after the Parole Board decided she was no longer a danger.
Connelly was jailed indefinitely and ordered to serve a minimum of five years in May 2009 after admitting allowing or causing the death of her 17-month-old son.
Having served more than a year on remand before sentencing, the 32-year-old became eligible for release last summer, but the first assessment ruled against letting her out of prison.
But in a statement issued today a spokesman for the Parole Board confirmed a second assessment had ruled in her favour.
The statement said: “We can confirm that a three member panel of the Board has directed the release of Tracey Connelly.
“Tracey Connelly first became eligible for parole in August 2012, and at that time a Parole Board panel made no recommendation to release.
“This is the second parole review for Tracey Connelly. The decision to release is a matter for the board, which is independent – arrangements and the date of the release are a matter for the Secretary of State.”
Peter Connelly, who became known to as Baby P, died on August 3 2007 at his mother’s home in Haringey, north London.
Despite being on the at risk register and having received 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals, the youngster had more than 50 injuries on his body when he was found.
Connelly was jailed with her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen, who were convicted at trial of the same offence.
Barker was jailed for life with a minimum of 10 years for raping a two-year-old girl and given a 12-year term to run concurrently for his “major role” in Peter’s death.
Owen was jailed indefinitely with a minimum three-year term but later won an appeal to lower it to a fixed six-year term.
He was freed in August 2011 but was then recalled to prison again in April this year.
Connelly is currently detained at Low Newton jail in County Durham.
It has been reported that she will not be given a new identity upon her release but will be given advice on how to keep a low profile and avoid becoming a target for those angry at her crime.
A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said: “The release of life and other indeterminate sentence prisoners is directed by the independent Parole Board once they are satisfied they can be safely managed in the community.
An “independant panel” of 3 people, has decided that Tracy Connelly is safe to be released. She allowed her toddler son to be systematically beaten and tortured over a period of time until he was eventually beaten to death. Police and Social services failed the child, and now the British Justice system has once again failed to protect the British people, by gambling with the lives of our children.
The statement released also said:
“The IPP licence lasts for a minimum of 10 years, and an offender on an IPP licence may be recalled to prison at any time for breaching their licence conditions. Additionally, they will be subject to strict controls and restrictions for as long as their risk requires them.”
So, like in the case of John Venebles, we must wait with baited breath for her to attack and possibly murder another child, until she can be placed back in prison to serve the time that true justice would dictate that she should. Life.
At the very least, one would have thought that mandatory sterilising would be carried out for a creature such as this, to ensure that she can not produce another unfortunate child.