Out after just 13 years after causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter.
The Mother of Baby P has been released from Prison, as Dominic Raab condemns the decision to free her after her child died in 2017 following months of abuse.
Tracey Connelly was jailed at the Old Bailed in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter at their home in Tottenham, north London, on 3 August 2007.
On Thursday the Ministry of Justice confirmed her release from prison.
The deputy prime minister and justice secretary, Dominic Raab, condemned the decision and said it was proof that the parole system needed a “fundamental overhaul”.
In March the Parole Board decided Connelly was suitable for release – having rejected three previous bids in 2015, 2017 and 2019 – after hearing she was now considered to be at “low risk of committing a further offence” and that probation officers and prison officials supported the plan.
She was released on licence in 2013 but recalled to prison in 2015 for breaching her parole conditions.
Raab requested that the board which is independent of the government, to re-look at the decision under the reconsideration mechanism. This was refused.
Connelly, 40, will be subject to restrictions on her movements, activities and who she contacts, and faces 20 extra licence conditions.
They include living at a specified address – initially, a bail hostel – being supervised by probation, wearing an electronic tag, adhering to a curfew and having to disclose her relationships.
Her use of the internet and a phone will be monitored, and she has been told she cannot go to certain places to “avoid contact with victims and to protect children”.