Patrick MacKay:Written question - 246999

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Asked on: 24 April 2019
Ministry of Justice
Patrick MacKay
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether Patrick Mackay has ever been deemed eligible for release from prison since he was sentenced for manslaughter in 1975.
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Answered by: Rory Stewart
Answered on: 01 May 2019

Patrick Mackay was convicted of three counts of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 20 years in 1975. He became eligible for release at the end of that minimum term in March 1995. As a Life Sentenced Prisoner, Mr Mackay will only be released on direction from the Independent Parole Board when it is satisfied that the risk he poses can be managed safely in the community.

The Parole Board has reviewed Mr Mackay’s detention on 10 occasions since 1995. On each occasion the Parole Board has decided that his risk is too high to be safely managed in the community.

Mr Mackay’s case was most recently referred to the Parole Board in August 2018. His parole review is ongoing.

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