This is one of those issues which seems black and white but is in fact grey.
Ian Huntley, the Soham killer, has launched a legal bid against the Government for compensation after his throat was slashed in prison, the Government confirmed. Huntley, you will recall cruelly murdered murdered 10 year-old friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, in 2002.
Look at their innocent young faces and then ask yourself what SORT of man could kill them?
Huntley needed treatment after being slashed across the throat whilst in prison and is now suing the prison authorities.
My position is clear. Huntley IS a monster who should have been executed for his awful crimes.
However, our country has chosen to abandon capital punishment and so Huntley goes to prison. The Prison Authorities have a duty of care to all prisoners, regardless of the crime they have committed. And so it is that because they patently failed, Huntley has a case. Of course it is utterly immoral that this man should receive so much as one penny but the law is the law and we have, as a society, ensured that child-killers reap the financial benefits that follow their imprisonment.