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Mother of Baby P, Tracey Connelly, freed from jail
The mother of Baby P, who was jailed for her role in her son's death, has been released from prison.
Tracey Connelly was jailed indefinitely in 2009 for allowing her son Peter to be tortured to death by her boyfriend and his brother.
The 17-month-old infant died at the family home in Penshurst Road, Tottenham, on August 3, 2007, after suffering more than 50 separate injuries.
Connelly was reportedly freed this week after the Parole Board recommended her release following a second review of her case.
The Ministry of Justice said it does not comment on individual cases and would not confirm or deny the reports.
The Parole Board confirmed recently that a three-member panel had directed her release after finding that she was no longer a danger to the public.
It said: "Tracey Connelly first became eligible for parole in August 2012, and at that time a Parole Board panel made no recommendation to release.
"This is the second parole review for Tracey Connelly. The decision to release is a matter for the board, which is independent - arrangements and the date of the release are a matter for the Secretary of State."
At the time of his death Baby P was on the at-risk register and had received 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over eight months.
He died a day after police told Connelly she would not be prosecuted over abuse of the 17-month-old.
A Serious Case Review was published after his death and found that everyone involved from doctors to police officers and social workers had failed him.
Connelly was charged with causing, or allowing, her son Peter's death.
She admitted the offence when charged and served several hundred days on remand before the case was taken to trial.
Earlier this week Sharon Shoesmith, the former director of children's services at Haringey Borough Council, received a £600,000 payout for being sacked in the wake of the Baby P scandal.
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