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The Ian Simms killers who refuse to reveal where they hid the bodies of the victims, Helen McCourt, can still run free despite the new laws. Killers who refuse to say where they hid the bodies of the victims can still be released despite the new laws.
Helen’s law will take effect next year, but Parole Board chief Martin Jones said it would be considered, but they would still be released when “they are no longer threatened.”
He said: “It’s a really difficult area. It’s described as ‘no body, no parole’ – that’s not what this law does at all.”
Failure to cooperate and disclose this information is “frowned upon” by the board and may cause an inmate to initially deny parole requests.
He said: “In my experience, it will probably extend your custody.
“What it can’t do is act as a complete block to your post.
“It won’t support your case and it will probably affect your case if you don’t do the right thing, but it can’t be a barrier to publication.
“When someone is no longer at risk, we must finally release them.”
The law is named after Helen McCourt, who died in 1988.
The killer Ian Simms has been released, although his grave has never been revealed.
Jones has been Chairman of the Board of Parole since 2015.