Inmate to impregnate wife from behind the bars
Permission is being granted to a prisoner to father a baby from behind the bars with his partner through artificial insemination. The decision was based on Human Rights Act.Updated: Jun 02, 2011 16:19 IST
Permission is being granted to a prisoner to father a baby from behind the bars with his partner through artificial insemination. The decision was based on Human Rights Act.
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke approved the inmate's request to have a child based on prisoner's "right to family life" under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, reported Daily Mail.
Earlier, another criminal Wayne Bishop, father of five, used the act to successfully appeal against an eight month prison sentence arguing that the judgment breached his human rights and not enough consideration was given to the plight of his children.
Tory MP Philip Davies said that these cases raise the prospect of criminals fathering children from behind bars only so that they are let out. "The public are sick to the back teeth of the human rights of criminals being put before the rights of decent law-abiding people, victims and taxpayers. The whole point of being in prison is that your liberties are taken away from you. What's the point of locking people up if this pseudo-court, with the help of Ken Clarke, is going to give them all their rights back?" he told the newspaper.
First Published: Jun 01, 2011 17:49 IST