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

Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The offender, then aged 17, was convicted of murder and ordered to be detained at Her Majesty's pleasure, with a minimum term of 11 years less 266 days spent on remand. The present proceedings concerned the review of the minimum term. The Administrative Court held that the offender had made real progress in prison. However, he had not surmounted the high threshold of exceptional progress. Accordingly, it could not be concluded that any reduction of tariff was justified.

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