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102 murder accused on remand

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

102 murder accused on remand

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THERE ARE 102 murder accused on remand at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds, including one who has been awaiting trial for 13 years, the SUNDAY SUN can reveal.

All but one of the defendants are men.

Investigations have also revealed that for the first time in decades, the remand population outnumbers convicts, a rarity at the prison.

In May, 465 prisoners were on remand compared with 437 serving sentences. At that same time last year there were 531 inmates serving sentences, compared with 393 on remand.

The 102 murder defendants on remand also represent the second highest category on the remand block. The highest group, of 120, is awaiting trial for firearm offences, along with 73 people for drug offences and 30 for burglary.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.