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Prisoner right-to-vote decision expected

Peter Chester is serving a life sentence at Wakefield Prison for raping and murdering his niece. Credit: ITV Calendar

The Supreme Court will rule later today whether a child killer and rapist who's serving a life sentence in Wakefield Prison, has the right to vote. Peter Chester strangles and murdered his niece Donna Gillbanks.

He's appealed to the UK's highest court over the right to vote while in jail. A panel of seven justices also heard a case from Scotland brought by convicted murderer George McGeoch.

Prison bosses shut down Wakefield prisoners' illicit Facebook accounts

Prison bosses have shut down illicit Facebook accounts for inmates at Wakefield's maximum security jail.

The prison houses some of the country's most infamous sex offenders and killers and up to five accounts in the names of serving prisoners have been closed down after they were found to have had regular updates posted on them - which is in breach of prison service rules.

Inquiry launched into bingo pay-outs to Wakefield prisoners

The Government has launched an investigation into bosses at Wakefield's top security jail handing out thousands of pounds to inmates in bingo prize money.

The jail, which holds some of Britain's most notorious killers has paid out more than £4000 in cash prizes to prisoners playing bingo behind bars.

Prison chiefs say the prizes encourage inmates to take part in "regime activities" but Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright has launched a probe into paying prisoners cash prizes.


BREAKING: Prison officers guilty of misconduct

Karen Cosford Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Wakefield Prison nurse officer Karen Cosford, who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a convicted rapist , has been found guilty of three charges of misconduct in a public office.

Two female colleagues, who it is claimed covered up for Cosford, have also been found guilty of misconduct in a public office. A male colleague who faced the same charge has been cleared. The three women have been released on bail and will be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on Monday, October 8.

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