White House Farm: Where is Jeremy Bamber now? Inside HM Prison Wakefield

White House Farm continues tonight (Wednesday, January 29) at 9pm on ITV. In tonight’s episode, the funerals of Sheila Caffell (played by Cressida Bonas), her twin six-year-old sons, Daniel and Nicholas, and his a parents, Nevill (Nicholas Farrell) and June Bamber (Amanda Burton) will take place and suspicions continue to be raised over Jeremy Bamber’s (Freddie Fox) behaviour.

Where is Jeremy Bamber now?

In October 1987, Jeremy Bamber was found guilty of murdering his family at his adoptive parents home on August 7, 1985, in the village of Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex.

He was found responsible for the deaths his sister Sheila Caffell, her twin six-year-old sons, Daniel and Nicholas, and his parents, Nevill and June Bamber. He has always maintained innocence.

In October 1986 at Chelmsford Crown Court, he was sentenced to full life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

As of November 2016, Bamber was one of the 70 prisoners in the UK subject to whole-life order.

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Conscientious Objectors from the First World War were also interned at Wakefield.

IRA members were also housed in Wakefield Prison throughout in the latter half of the 20th century, where several IRA members participated in hunger strikes.

In 2001, a new Supermax security unit was built at Wakefield Prison, the first of its kind, to house the most dangerous inmates in the UK.

Today, Wakefield offers a range of activities for its inmates including charity work, industrial cleaning, Braille workshop.

The prisoners have access to education ranging from basic skills to Open University Courses.

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Wakefield includes a prison shop, gym faculties and houses a multi-faith chaplaincy.

Former notorious inmates at HM Prison Wakefield include Ian Huntley, Dr Harold Shipman and Colin Ireland.

Author Scott Lomax in his book Jeremy Bamber: Evil, Almost Beyond Belief?, detailed how Bamber worked as ‘peer partner’ in the prison, helping other prisoners to read and white.

Bamber has also won several awards for transcribing books in the prisons braille workshop.

Before his incarceration at HM Prison Wakefield, Bamber served part of his sentence at Long Lartin Prison, Worcestershire.

In 2001, The Times alleged that Bamber had been treated with indulgence at Long Lartin.

The newspaper reported that Bamber was studying GCSE sociology and media studies, undertook daily badminton lessons and drew pictures of supermodels in art class, which were later sold through an outside agent.

In 1994 at Long Lartin Prison, Bamber called a local radio station to protest his innocence.

Bamber also served part of his sentence in HMP Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge.

Since his conviction, Bamber has entered several appeals, which have been unsuccessful.

He maintains that his sister Sheila Caffell, who suffered from schizophrenia, shot her family before turning the gun on herself.

In January 2012, Bamber and two other British prisoners, Peter Moore and Douglas Winter argued whole-life imprisonment amounted to degrading and inhuman treatment before the European Court of Human Rights. They lost the case but in July 2012, they were granted the right to appeal the ruling.

In July 2013 the Courts Grand Chamber ruled in their favour, holding there must be a possibility of release and review.

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However, as of November 2016, Bamber was still subject to a whole-life order, which he is serving at HM Prison Wakefield.

White House Farm airs Wednesdays on ITV


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