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Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson says he can't believe triple murderer Joanna Dennehy was able to make a claim for damages after she said her human rights had been violated.
Dennehy said she'd been "unfairly" treated and had been left "tearful and upset" after being placed in solitary confinement.
In the end, her appeal was thrown out in the High Court in a matter of minutes but Jackson believes the hearing was a waste of time and money.
A Justice Department barrister has told the High Court how Peterborough serial killer Joanna Dennehy planned to kill a female prison guard and use her finger prints to escape.
Dennehy had hoped to claim damages after she was placed in solitary confinement following the discovery of a 'credible' escape plot.
She claimed she'd been "unfairly" treated and had been left "tearful and upset."
That appeal was swiftly rejected at the High Court this morning as details of her apparent plan were revealed.
The 33-year-old was given a whole-life term in 2014 at the Old Bailey for murdering three men in and around Peterborough.
She is only the third woman to be given a whole-life prison term.
Moors murderer Myra Hindley and House of Horrors serial killer Rose West are the other two.
Peterborough serial killer Joanna Dennehy has lost her claim for human rights violations after she was placed in solitary confinement.
The 33-year-old was given a whole-life term last year at the Old Bailey for murdering three men in and around Peterborough.
She also stabbed two more.
She was put in segregation at HMP Bronzefield in Surrey after prison guards apparently found an escape plot in her diary.
Dennehy claimed she had been left "tearful" and "upset" as a result and had hoped the High Court would give her damages.
A judge will decide later if Fenland serial killer Joanna Dennehy can claim damages for having her human rights violated.
The 33-year-old was given a whole-life term last year for murdering three men in and around Peterborough.
She claims she should be compensated for being "unfairly and unlawfully" held in segregation in prison when she was awaiting trial, leaving her "tearful and upset".
Government lawyers admitted the two-year segregation period was technically unlawful because it was not properly authorised by former Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
But they insist it was justified because of the escape risk she posed - after discovering a written "credible plan" in her cell to get her and two other prisoners out of jail.