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Weak Cameron forces punishment change to IPP reforms

Weak Cameron forces punishment change to IPP reforms

Ken Clarke’s brave attempt to bring common sense into the sentencing system in England and Wales is being sabotaged by sleazy prime minister David Cameron who is afraid of appearing to be ‘soft on crime’. It was revealed in a House of Lords debate last week that Cameron, ever fearful of criticism from the tabloids,…

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Prisons Week is a lost opportunity for change

Prisons Week is a lost opportunity for change

This week is ‘Prisons Week’ and although you may never have heard of it, it is a regular annual event that seeks to draw attention to those who work in the prison system as well as prisoners themselves. However, it does not draw attention to the failures within the system. That, in the view of…

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Clarke’s rehabilitation revolution failing as authorities oppose changes

Clarke’s rehabilitation revolution failing as authorities oppose changes

It has emerged that Ken Clarke’s ‘rehabilitation revolution’ is completely failing prisoners with IPP and long term determinate sentences and is also failing to reduce prisoner numbers. Mr Clarke’s proposed changes are only being directed at those prisoners serving 12 months or less and completely ignore those with longer sentences. The excuse is that short…

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May appears incompetent, weak and unable to take responsibility for UKBA failure

May appears incompetent, weak and unable to take responsibility for UKBA failure

Home Secretary, Theresa May refused to resign today after appearing to be incompetent, naive and arrogant during her questioning this morning by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee. Despite being the person responsible for the recent failures of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), she seemed to be wholly concerned with passing responsibility to others whilst…

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IPP changes will not apply to existing prisoners as Clarke and May do battle

IPP changes will not apply to existing prisoners as Clarke and May do battle

TheOpinionSite.org has been told by the Ministry of Justice that the proposed changes to Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) will definitely not be retrospective and will definitely not apply to existing IPP prisoners. This refusal to deal with the problem of some 6,500 existing IPP prisoners, along with the introduction of mandatory life sentences,…

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