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Carole Malone's column: Why Myra always had to die in jail.

Byline: Carole Malone

SO Myra Hindley, this century's most notorious child killer, is dead - and the never-ending debate about whether she should be freed has died with her. But, of course, she was always going to die in jail for the simple reason that no Home Secretary ever wanted to take responsibility or go down in history as the one who freed Myra Hindley.

And while her death is undoubtedly a blessed relief for the parents and relatives of her victims, the fact remains that for all her evil, for all her unspeakable cruelty, Myra Hindley was not kept in jail for the severity or the repulsiveness of her crimes, but because successive governments were too worried about their own survival to consider parole.

And that's no way to run a judicial system.
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 17, 2002
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