Zen', where did you hear that Barratt could be out early for good behaviour?
I have a personal interest in this case [we may know each other] and have been assured by the Detective Inspector who led the case that this pervert will be locked up for the the whole two years of his sentence. The reason is that James Barratt continues to protest his innocence and that by so doing he forfeits any right to early release - no remorse or rehabilitation you see.
To make matters even more bizarre, James Barratt is currently [my info here is a few weeks old] conducting three Bible Studies in Risley Prison! He has chosen his course - 'wronged innocent' - and is playing it out to the end. As you say, his family are sticking right by him as are very large parts of the Rugby congregations. (Rugby had two congregations, Avon and Rainsbrook, but due to very low meeting attendances and poor moral, the two are being merged into one - this week I think!)
I was also assured that on his release he should not go from door to door as this could bring him into contact with children. I was asked to report to the Warwickshire Police and the Child Protection Unit if this should happen. The police who dealt with this case have been appalled at the way Barratt has been tacitly defended by the Watchtower Society and more vocally supported by local Jehovah's Witnesses.
If anyone wants to make a sensible protestation to the police or CPU about James Barratt just drop me a line and I'll provide you with the names and numbers you'll need. You'll be surprised at the warm reception you get.
Zen' please get in touch.