Durham prison accidentally released inmate just days into a three-month jail term
An investigation is under way after a prisoner was accidentally released just days into a three-month jail term.
HMP Durham staff let repeat offender Hugh Lawson Gallon, of City Road, Newcastle, walk free from the prison last Friday, January 23.
He he had served just 11 days of a 12-week jail term for theft.
And despite his attempts to hand himself in to a police station, the 41-year-old was apparently left sleeping rough before he was eventually returned to jail.
While Gallon was back behind bars by Tuesday and did not pose a safety risk to the public, concerns have been raised over what... read more
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