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Baby P Mum's Strict Release Conditions After Parole Board Grants Her Freedom

Baby P Mum's Strict Release Conditions After Parole Board Grants Her Freedom

Baby P's Mum is set to be released, but there are strict rules she must adhere to if she wants to stay out of jail

Baby P’s mother must follow strict rules if she is to be released – rules she failed to follow in 2013 that saw her jailed again. 

Yesterday (30 March), it was announced that Tracey Connelly had been cleared for release from prison. 

The 40-year-old was jailed back in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her son, Peter Connelly, at their home in Tottenham, north London, in August 2007. 

Connelly’s appeals to be released in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 were all denied by the Parole Board. 

However, yesterday the Parole Board agreed to her release, outlining six strict conditions she must adhere to.

Metropolitan Police

The rules are as follows: 

  1. Sleep at her home address, be of good behaviour, and turn up to supervision appointments 
  2. Wear an electronic tag and reveal any relationships 
  3. Do not contact victims or children 
  4. Have internet and mobile phone use monitored 
  5. Have a curfew 
  6. To continue to work on addressing defined areas of risk in the community 

As per The Sun, the decision summary reads: “At the time of her offending, these risk factors had included Ms Connelly not managing certain aspects of her personality, entering into relationships quickly, prioritising those relationships above anything else, thinking about sex a lot and using sex to help her feel better about herself. 

“The panel also considered risk factors to include Ms Connelly’s inability to control extreme emotions, her way of life, her decision making, her low self-esteem, manipulative behaviour, dishonesty, a lack of victim empathy and her difficulties in coping with feelings of anger. 


“Prior to her release, Ms Connelly had undertaken work with a psychologist to address her offending behaviour. 

“Professional assessment at the time considered this to have been effective and Ms Connelly was released on the direction of the Parole Board. 

After she was sent to prison for a second time the report adds: “A further professional assessment determined that the work Ms Connelly had completed prior to her release had been insufficient to reduce her level of risk. 

“The panel heard that Ms Connelly had now spent over two and a half years on the regime and had done well. 

“Evidence was presented to show that she was using her new skills and that she was now able to work openly and honestly with professionals. 

“In her extensive time on the regime, there had been few concerns. 

“Witnesses supported Ms Connelly’s release and the Secretary of State’s representative confirmed that this recommendation was accepted.” 

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Topics: UK News, News, Crime, Domestic Abuse