Offender jailed after she failed to comply with probation after a prison release

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A woman with a long history of convictions was jailed for 14 days after she failed to comply with supervision requirements after a previous release from prison.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, May 23, how Laura Naylor, 33, of Thorntree Court, Grangewood, Chesterfield, failed to report to a probation officer in April and was arrested and brought back to court.

Defence solicitor Steve Brint said: “She has an antecedent history going back some years with mainly acquisitive crime with drink and drug addiction for a number of years.”

Mr Brint added that her last substantive offence was in March and April, last year, and for that she was given a 12 week custodial sentence suspended for 12 months and she worked with probation until November but she was given 15 weeks of custody after a bail act offence.

Naylor struggled with accommodation after her release from this sentence, according to Mr Brint, and was once again made subject to custody for 14 days.

Mr Brint explained Naylor was further released in April but struggled to fulfil an appointment and a lack of money meant she could not see the probation service the next day.

The defendant admitted breaching her post prison sentence supervision on or after April 15.

Naylor had also been struggling because her mobile phone had been cut off, according to Mr Brint, and her on and off address has proved problematic with correspondence going missing.

But magistrates sentenced Naylor to 14 days of custody after stating that she had become unmanageable in the community and had shown no intention to comply with conditions.