Baby P’s mother, Tracey Connelly, has been released from prison, the Justice Department has confirmed.
Connelly was jailed in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter, who suffered more than 50 injuries, including broken ribs and a broken back.
The 40-year-old was released from her license in 2013 but was recalled to prison just two years later for violating her probation terms.
The Parole Board approved her release and dismissed an appeal against Justice Secretary Dominic Raab’s decision.
Mr Raab said in a statement: “Tracey Connelly’s cruelty was pure evil which is why I have spoken out strongly against her release.
“The decision to let them out shows why the parole board needs a major overhaul, including a ministerial lockdown, to protect the public and keep dangerous offenders off our streets.”
Connelly is said to be subject to 20 license terms, including wearing an electronic tag and disclosing all of her relationships.
Her use of the internet and a phone is monitored and she has been told she cannot go to certain places to “avoid contact with victims and protect children”.
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In March, the parole board ruled that Connelly was eligible for parole – after turning down three previous offers in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
The parole board heard she was now classified as “low risk of another offense” and that parole officers and prison officials supported the plan.
A spokesman for the parole board said in a statement: “Following the request for reconsideration by the Secretary of State, a judge has ruled that the decision by the independent members of the parole board to release was not irrational, as stated in the request for reconsideration and the original decision approved.”
Her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen were also jailed after being convicted in connection with Peter’s death.