These six South Yorkshire killers could be released from prison within the next 10 years

All of the killers pictured here could be back on our streets in the not too distant future.

After languishing behind bars for years, all of these South Yorkshire killers are set to reach the point at which they could be freed.

These defendants length of sentence was set by judges at Sheffield Crown Court; and in most cases, the decision on whether to release them will be made by members of a parole board.

Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, some custodial sentences, such as life sentences and sentences of over four years imposed for sexual or violent offences, can never become spent.

Once a conviction or caution becomes spent, the person is regarded as rehabilitated and (for most purposes) is treated as if they had never committed the offence. 

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