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Prisoners' Day Out

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Hey English prisoners, guess what? Even if you're convicted of stabbing your fiance 37 times and then lying to authorities, telling them he was the victim of road rage—even if you're sentenced to a 14-year prison stint—you'll still be allowed out to go shopping at H&M. "Tracie Andrews, who killed Lee Harvey in December 1996, was temporarily released from Askham Grange open prison, near York, on Saturday. She then went on an eight-hour shopping spree in the city centre, as she prepares for her permanent release. The 41-year-old browsed DVDs and bought clothes from high street fashion chain H&M. She was also seen to visit several high street stores in the city, including Boots, Poundland and Currys, accompanied by a friend." [Northern Echo]