Never To Be Released!

These pages of the "Scales of Justice' will list prisoners, from different parts of the world, who have committed horrific crimes, so horrific, that they are Never To Be Released!

Never To Be Released inmates in British jails.

These criminals are almost certain to spend the remainder of lives in prison. The British give Never To Be Released inmates 'whole-life' tariffs. Only the home secretary has the power to release these inmates on licence.

Ian Brady: Brady was given two life sentences in 1966 for the Moors Murders. The two life sentences were for the murders of Lesley-Ann Downey, aged 10, John Kilbride, aged 12, and Edward Evans, aged 17. Another victim, Pauline Reade, aged 16, was found on Saddleworth moor in 1987. To read the full tragic story of the Moors Murders, click here, Murder on the Moors.

Myra Hindley: Hindley was sentenced in 1966 to 25 years imprisonment for her part in the Moors Murders (above). By later confessing to murdering Pauline Reade, aged 16, and Keith Bennett, aged 10. Home secretaries ruled that Hindley will end her living days in prison.

Rosemary West: In November 1995, West was given 10 life sentences for assisting her husband Fred to rape, torture and kill young women at their home in Gloucester. Fred admitted to 12 murders before he hanged himself while awaiting trial in prison. Some of the victims were Rosemary West's daughter, Heather, her stepdaughter Charmaine, and a lodger that was pregnant with Fred's baby. To read the full tragic story of Fred and Rosemary West, click here, The Gloucester House of Horrors.

Dennis Nilsen: In 1983, Nilsen was jailed for life for six murders and two attempted murders. Nilsen killed and dismembered 15 gay men after picking them up at gay clubs in Soho. He strangled them and kept the bodies in his bedroom. To read the full tragic story, click here, Dennis Nilsen.

Colin Ireland: In 1993, Ireland pleaded guilty to torturing and murdering five gay men that he had picked up in a pub in Kensington, west London. He was declared sane by Psychiatrists at his trial and Ireland admitted that he was a sadist. The Old Bailey court heard that Ireland had made a New Year's Resolution to become a murderer, and continue until he qualified as a serial killer. To read the full tragic story, click here, Colin Ireland.

Donald Neilson: Neilson, nicknamed the "black panther" because of his trademark balaclava, shot dead three post office workers during robberies. He later kidnapped a heiress, Lesley Whittle, aged 17, in an attempt to extort a ransom. Lesley Whittle was later found in a drain in Staffordshire. In 1975, Neilson was caught after two policemen noticed him acting suspiciously outside a pub.

Arthur Hutchinson: Hutchinson, who had a history of violence, gatecrashed a wedding reception at the home of a Sheffield solicitor in 1983. There, he stabbed to death the bride's mother, father and brother, before he raped the bride's sister at knifepoint. Hutchinson was jailed in 1984, after a palm print found on a champagne bottle lead police to arrest him.

Archie Hall: Sometime between 1977 and 1978, Hall killed the former MP Walter Scott-Elliot and his wife Dorothy, for whom he worked as a butler. Two accomplices, thought to be his lovers, and his half-brother were also killed. He is serving four life sentences. At the age of 78, Hall is believed to be the oldest prisoner serving a 'whole-life' tariff.

Malcolm Green: In 1971, Green was given a life sentence for killing a prostitute, and was released after serving only 18 years. In 1990, five months after his release, he killed a New Zealand tourist with whom he befriended, apparently without a motive. Green dismembered the body, wrapped it in plastic bags, and dumped it in different places along a road in South Wales. He was jailed for the second time in 1991.

Jeremy Bamber: In 1986, Bamber was given five life sentences for shooting his adoptive parents, his sister, and her twin sons so he could inherit 500,000 Pounds. In 1995 he lost an appeal against the then appointed home secretary Douglas Hurd, who ruled he should never be released.

John Hilton: In 1962, Hilton served a life sentence for murdering a man during a robbery at a south London shop. After serving only 16 years, he was released on licence in 1978. A month after his release, he shot a diamond jeweller in the back during another robbery. Hilton also accidentally shot his accomplice, who bled to death. Hilton later confessed to the killings while in custody for another armed robbery.

Victor Miller: In 1988, Miller indecently assulted and murderered a boy, aged 14, after abducting him from his paper round in Hagley, Worcestershire. After another attack, Miller showed police where he'd hidden the boy's battered body. Police believe Miller may have carried out another 28 sexual assaults. The court heard that Miller preyed on paper boys due to their vulnerability. Miller asked to be imprisoned for the remainder of his life.

Victor Castigador: In 1985, Castigador came from the Philippines to Britian as an illegal immigrant. In 1990, Castigador was sentenced to life after he murderered two Sri Lankan security guards at a Soho amusement arcade during a robbery. Castigador worked at the arcade himself. Along with two other men, he tied up the guards and the female cashier, doused them in white spirit, locked them in a wire cage in the basement, then tossed a lit match on them.

John Duffy: In 1988, Duffy was sentenced to seven life terms for two murders and three rapes hat he committed between 1975 and 1986. He gained the nickname the "railway killer", as he stalked his victims to remote train stations where he'd attack them. In 1999 he admitted to 17 further sex offences.

I referenced the above from the Society Guardian, Wednesday January 31 2001, also online at

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