Three-part documentary series examining the crimes and characters of the notorious Moors Murderers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Partners in Crime: The Moors Murderers - List of prisoners with whole-life orders - Netflix

This is a list of prisoners who have received a whole-life order through some mechanism in jurisdictions of the United Kingdom. It has been reportedly issued in approximately 100 cases since its introduction in 1983, although some of these prisoners have since died in custody, or had their sentences reduced on appeal. There are now believed to be at least 75 prisoners currently serving whole life sentences in England and Wales. These include some of Britain's most notorious criminals, including the “Yorkshire Ripper” Peter Sutcliffe. A number of these prisoners, including Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, have died in prison since being sentenced. There are also a number of prisoners, including police killer David Bieber, whose sentences have been reduced on appeal. However, some of Britain's most notorious murderers are not among those serving whole-life sentences. These include convicted child killers Roy Whiting and Ian Huntley. However, both murderers have been issued 40-year minimum terms by the High Court, which means that they are likely to remain imprisoned for most if not all of their remaining lives, while many other less notorious prisoners are in a similar position due to the length of their minimum terms and the age they will be when they can be considered for parole. A number of prisoners serving whole life sentences have challenged the legality of whole life sentences in the High Court or European Court of Human Rights. These include Jeremy Bamber and Gary Vinter, whose second legal challenge to the European Court of Human Rights was successful, although the High Court later ruled that whole life sentences could still be issued as long as they were reviewed within 25 years of being issued. Arthur Hutchinson has challenged his sentence at least four times in both the High Court and the European Court of Human Rights, but has been unsuccessful each time. A fresh legal challenge to the European Court of Human Rights is now pending from Jamie Reynolds.

Partners in Crime: The Moors Murderers - Imposed by Home Secretaries - Netflix

Successive Home Secretaries are known to have imposed whole life orders for at least 23 murderers between 1983 and 2002 (note, this list is incomplete):

Partners in Crime: The Moors Murderers - References - Netflix