One of the UK’s only female prisoners serving a life sentence is suing her prison over an alleged breach of human rights.
Serial killer Joanna Dennehy is behind bars at HMP Bronzefield after stabbing three men to death in a series of frenzied attacks in March 2013.
She was found guilty in November of that year.
She joined Myra Hindley and Rose West as one of three women to have been given a whole life term in this country.
However, she believes the prison’s decision to segregate her goes against the Human Rights Convention, and constitutes disability discrimination, according to The Sun.
Her lawyer Hugh Southey QC told the High Court that she is vulnerable due to personality disorders – and asked for damages to be awarded.
She is believed to have been put in confinement after her involvement in an escape plan.
Victims Lukasz Slaboszewski (left) and John Chapman (PA)
Dennehy stabbed her lover Kevin Lee and housemates Lukasz Slaboszewski and John Chapman in a 10-day killing spree in Peterborough in 2013.
She then drove to Hereford, where she attacked two other men, Robin Bereza and John Rogers in random attacks.
Bereza, who was repeatedly stabbed in the shoulder, told The Sun on Sunday: “It is disgraceful and hurtful that we could all be funding it.
“I received £1,500 compensation for a punctured lung, three broken ribs and a damaged arm.
“I don’t believe she is upset or teary at all.”
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