Re Faulds (application under para 3 of Sch 22 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003)

Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The offender, then aged 16, was convicted of murder and ordered to be detained at Her Majesty's pleasure, with a minimum term of nine years less 31 days spent on remand. The present proceedings concerned the review of the minimum term. The Administrative Court held that the offender had shown outstanding progress throughout his time in custody, in particular, by his receipt of a Koestler award by a prison arts charity with a Braille story for children. Accordingly, on the basis of the offender's behaviour in prison and the exceptional progress he had made, his minimum term would be reduced by one year.

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