The fate of ‘trapped’ prisoner Danny Weatherson will likely be determined subsequent week.
The 32-yr-old has now spent 15 years behind bars after being handed a controversial sort of ‘indefinite’ jail sentence, which has now been scrapped.
Danny was simply 17 years old when he was given the Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentence after being convicted of tried theft.
The choose beneficial he serve simply over 15 months earlier than making use of for parole.
But 15 years on Danny, from Scotswood in Newcastle, remains to be behind bars at HMP Northumberland.
Danny’s case will come earlier than a parole board on Monday when members will determine whether or not he needs to be launched.
And his dad, Maurice Stevens, has informed the Chronicle he’s hopeful he might quickly have his son residence.
He stated: “He rings us practically daily. He’s nervous for Monday however he is hoping for the most effective. He’s hoping they may launch him so he can come and reside with me.
“It’s make or break for him now. I worry for his life now. His well being is the worst it is ever been. If they do not launch him now when are they going to launch him?”
Danny is among the many 1000’s serving controversial IPP sentences, which got here into drive for England and Wales in 2005 however had been axed in 2012.
He was jailed after being convicted of two tried robberies, of a coat and cell phone.
Maurice, 49, has been combating for his son’s launch for years.
He is hopeful Danny will likely be allowed to reside with him, in Crawcrook, Gateshead, after he’s launched so he can assist him as he rebuild his life.
And the devoted dad has even satisfied a neighborhood employer to give his son a job if he will get out.
“It’s going to be a brand new begin for him, however I may also help him,” stated Maurice. “He’s going to have to learn how to use a cell phone and a laptop computer.
“The finest place to be is with his household.
“Crawcrook is sort of a little village.
“He can make a contemporary begin right here.”
Years behind bars have taken a devastating toll on Danny’s well being.
He now suffers from blood clots on his lungs, and was taken to hospital two weeks in the past.
And Maurice is afraid his son will not survive for much longer in jail.