‘Trapped’ prisoner Danny Weatherson has a job waiting for him if he gets out.

But his dad fears his son might not dwell lengthy sufficient to style freedom and begin his first shift.

The 31-12 months-old has spent virtually 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 decide really useful he serve simply over 15 months earlier than making use of for parole. But in the present day, 15 years on, his household are nonetheless combating for his launch from HMP Northumberland.

Danny has a parole listening to scheduled for January and his dad, Maurice Stevens, has in the present day revealed {that a} native employer has supplied him a job ought to he get out.

But Maurice fears Danny, who has blood clots on his lungs was was just lately rushed to hospital when he was struggling to breath, might not dwell to take up his new put up.

And the 49-12 months-old is now simply praying his son can keep properly and optimistic till the brand new 12 months when he has an opportunity of launch.

Maurice, from Crawcrook in Gateshead, stated: “I’m actually nervous. Every day you are worried as a result of you do not know what the subsequent telephone name goes to be.

“I’ve received an area employer who is ready to present him a job and I’m hoping they’ll let him come and dwell with me. There’s a house and a job waiting for him if they let him out.”

Danny is among the many hundreds serving controversial Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences, which got here into pressure for England and Wales in 2005 but had been axed in 2012.

He was jailed after being convicted of two tried robberies, of a coat and cell phone.

As Danny, his household and his solicitor struggle for his freedom, jail life has been taking a toll on his bodily and psychological well being.

“About two months in the past he was taken to hospital as a result of he could not breath and he was given a blood transfusion. He was getting worse and worse in order that they known as an ambulance,” Maurice defined.

“We could not go and go to him so we simply needed to sit and wait for a telephone name.

“I’ve all the time nervous that he would come out in a picket field. That’s an actual chance.”

But Maurice is hoping the prospect of a job and a brand new residence will assist Danny keep optimistic.

“I may hold him proper. It could be a contemporary begin for him,” he stated.

“He may flip over a brand new leaf and be a working class bloke.

“I hoped he would get a parole listening to this 12 months, but it is not till January. This will probably be his sixteenth Christmas in jail. He’s positively hoping to get out this time. It’s only a worrying time between now and January.

“Because of the virus a lot of the jail is on 23 hour lockdown. It’s no technique to dwell. This is a worse punishment than his crime. He’s simply completely misplaced within the system.”

Danny’s potential employer, who the Chronicle has agreed to not identify, stated he could be glad to present him an opportunity ought to he be launched.

“We take employees on on a regular basis so I stated that if he gets out I might give him a trial,” he defined.

“I imagine all people deserves a second likelihood. Maybe having a job may hold him on the straight and slender and assist together with his rehabilitation.”

Source: www.chroniclelive.co.uk


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