US News Rolf Harris released from Stafford Prison

11:50  19 may  2017
11:50  19 may  2017 Source:   Sky News

'You can change your life when you're inside' – Prisoner's inspiring poem brought governor to tears

  'You can change your life when you're inside' – Prisoner's inspiring poem brought governor to tears An inspiring poem written by a convicted criminal has been praised by fellow inmates and staff. Louise*, an amateur poet from Limerick city has been praised by staff for the way she has turned her life around inside Limerick Prison.Last Christmas the 34-year-old wrote a verse about her time in the jail and dedicated it to the other women serving sentences.Such was the power that one governor even admitted the poem brought him to tears.“It's just something I do myself,” Louise explained. “I have just always loved poetry. It is a way of expressing yourself, to write down what you feel.

Rolf Harris is to be released from prison on Friday, a court has heard. The Australia-born former television star, 87, has been appearing by videolink at Southwark Crown Court in London, where he is standing trial accused of indecent assault.

Rolf Harris could be released from prison in six weeks after serving half of his sentence for abusing children. However, before he walks free from HMP Stafford to care for his ill wife he will have to face another trial on May 15 over further sex offences

Rolf Harris © PA Rolf Harris

Former TV star Rolf Harris has been released from jail after nearly three years, Sky News understands.

He was sentenced to five years and nine months in July 2004.

The 87-year-old will remain on bail while on trial at Southwark Crown Court where he is charged with indecent assault.

Previously Harris has appeared via videolink from Stafford Prison.

Harris is accused of indecently assaulting three teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

It is also alleged that the former host of Animal Hospital touched a 13-year-old girl's breast after filming a children's TV show and asked her: "Do you often get molested on a Saturday morning?"

Harris is separately accused of groping a third girl aged 16 twice after appearing on the ITV celebrity show Star Games in 1978.

He denies four charges of indecent assault against three women between 1971 and 1983.

The trial will resume on Monday.

Man wrongly convicted of murder to be set free after 24 years .
Shaurn Thomas was sentenced to life in prison for a murder that occurred when he was just 16.A Philadelphia man imprisoned for 24 years for a crime he didn't commit was set to have a hearing Tuesday to determine when he’d be released from prison. Shaurn Thomas, convicted of a murder when he was only 16 years old, was sentenced to life in prison in 1994. Since then, Thomas has maintained his innocence, a fact corroborated by the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and a private law firm.


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