§ Lord Hollick
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What steps they intend to take to secure an early review of the sentence of life imprisonment with no parole for 25 years, passed by courts in Arizona on a United Kingdom citizen, Elaine Prince-Patron.
§ Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
Mrs. Prince-Patron and her lawyer have a number of legal channels open to them to obtain a review of her sentence.
In addition to the appeal court process, Mrs. Prince-Patron can put her case to a State Parity Review Board which is empowered to compare and revise sentences handed down before 1st January 1994 in line with Arizona's new sentencing code.
Mrs Prince-Patron is currently seeking a post-sentence review based on the conduct of her previous trial.