Baby P's mother to be released

The Parole Board said today it has directed the release of the mother of Baby P, Tracey Connelly, who was jailed indefinitely with a minimum of five years in May 2009 for causing or allowing her son's death.

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Connelly faces strict controls and restrictions on release

The Ministry of Justice said Baby P's mother Tracey Connelly will be subject to strict controls and restrictions following her release from prison for as long as is required.

A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said:

The release of life and other indeterminate sentence prisoners is directed by the independent Parole Board once they are satisfied they can be safely managed in the community.

The IPP [imprisonment for public protection] licence lasts for a minimum of 10 years, and an offender on an IPP licence may be recalled to prison at any time for breaching their licence conditions.

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