A Court of Appeal has ruled that whole-life tariffs are legal.
A panel of five judges, headed by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, will announced their decision on "life-means-life" sentences this morning.
Among those who will serve their entire sentence are 'Yorkshire Ripper', Peter Sutcliffe, who was sentenced to 30 years for the murder of 13 women in the late 70's and early 80's.
Also included is Mark Hobson, who went on a killing spree in North Yorkshire, murdering four people, including twin sisters Claire and Diane Sanderson, was jailed for life, despite entering a guilty plea, and will also serve the whole-life tariff.
The Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe's decision to launch a legal bid for a state pension has brought condemnation today. The serial killer is planning to go to the European Court of Human Rights to win the right to draw the benefit. He's currently being held in the top security Broadmoor Hospital.