The Department of Justice has confirmed that the child’s mother, Tracy Connelly, has been released from prison.

Connelly was jailed in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter, who suffered more than 50 injuries, including broken ribs and a broken back.

The 40-year-old was released on license in 2013, but was recalled to prison just two years later for breaching her parole conditions.

The parole board approved her release and rejected an appeal against Justice Minister Dominic Raab’s decision.

Flowers, photos and toys were laid at Baby P’s memorial at Islington Crematorium on 2 December 2008.

Mr Raab said in a statement: “Tracey Connelly’s cruelty was pure evil, which is why I strongly opposed her release.

“The decision to release her demonstrates why the Parole Board needs a fundamental overhaul, including a ministerial block, to protect the public and keep dangerous criminals off the streets.”

Connelly will be subject to 20 license conditions, including wearing an electronic tag and having to disclose all his relationships.

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The mother of toddler Peter Connelly, known as Baby P, can be released from prison, a parole board has ruled.

Her internet and phone use will be monitored and she has been told she cannot go to certain places to “avoid contact with victims and to protect children”.

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In March, the Parole Board decided Connelly was eligible for release after rejecting three previous applications in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

The parole board learned that she is now considered to be “at low risk of reoffending” and that probation officers and prison officials supported the plan.

A spokesman for the Parole Board said in a statement: “Following an application for a review by the Secretary of State, a judge ruled that the release decision made by the independent members of the Parole Board was not irrational, as alleged in the review application. and initially the decision is upheld.”

Her boyfriend, Steven Barker, and his brother, Jason Owen, were also jailed after being convicted of Peter’s death.

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