The Truth About IPP Sentences

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Government again uses paedophile paranoia to justify Internet snooping Law

Government again uses paedophile paranoia to justify Internet snooping Law

On the day the beleaguered Child Exploitation & Online Protection agency (CEOP) has led nationwide arrests for downloading child porn, had only this morning released a report effectively asking for more money, warned of a connection between child porn and ‘contact offending’ and had released a ‘dramatic’ video showing a raid on a porn suspect’s…

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Internet censorship likely as government seeks even more power

Internet censorship likely as government seeks even more power

The Prime Minister, David Cameron is meeting with Virgin Media, Sky and other Internet Service Providers (ISP) supposedly to discuss the best ways of “protecting children” from pornography and “inappropriate” content. TheOpinionSite.org and others though believe that what Cameron really wants is to control what the public read and see online, as this government and…

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Theresa May plays the paedophile card to justify new snooping laws

Theresa May plays the paedophile card to justify new snooping laws

The Home Secretary, Theresa May has been trying to justify the introduction of the government’s new snooping laws by saying that they are necessary for the apprehension of “terrorists, paedophiles and criminals” adding that “ordinary people have nothing to fear.” Her howls of anguish at the huge level of criticism of the new proposals to…

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IPP prisoners in jail longer as HMP fails to provide courses

IPP prisoners in jail longer as HMP fails to provide courses

TheOpinionSite.org has recently received more reports that prisoners subject to an IPP sentence (Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection) are unable to achieve their release because the Prison Service is still failing to provide the necessary number of offending behaviour courses. IPP prisoners must complete specified courses if they are to have any hope of ever…

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UK sex offenders being used in chemical castration experiments

UK sex offenders being used in chemical castration experiments

An experiment designed to ‘chemically castrate’ sex offenders, all of whom are supposedly ‘volunteers’, is being carried out by the Prison Service. The scheme is fully backed by the Ministry of Justice which said it supports the use of drug “intervention” for some high-risk offenders. However, some believe that it is not possible for the…

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CRB Check Reform Slow, Difficult and Politically Dangerous

CRB Check Reform Slow, Difficult and Politically Dangerous

TheOpinionSite.org has been told that the government could be having second thoughts about making any real changes to CRB checks, resulting in previous proposals being watered down. Ministers are so frightened about a backlash from the child protection lobby that in the end, any changes may in fact be little more than cosmetic. After the…

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Sex offender policies misleading, under-funded and potentially disastrous

Sex offender policies misleading, under-funded and potentially disastrous

Legal sources have told TheOpinionSite.org that the government is failing in its duty to rehabilitate sex offenders by cutting spending on vital offending behaviour courses, choosing instead to spend taxpayer’s money on misleading policies designed to convince the public that the government is protecting children when in fact it is not really doing so at…

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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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Confusion over IPP sentences after Clarke’s latest announcement

Confusion over IPP sentences after Clarke’s latest announcement

As predicted over a year ago by TheOpinionSite.org, the Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke has confirmed the government’s intention to scrap the now notorious Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP). However, after his most recent interview this morning on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, there is considerable confusion as to what will…

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CRB and Vetting changes face increased opposition from protection charities

CRB and Vetting changes face increased opposition from protection charities

The government is still uncertain as to what to do about the currently over-protective nature in which CRB checks are required and carried out. Despite promises from David Cameron and Nick Clegg, TheOpinionSite.org believes that any changes made as a result of the Protection of Freedoms Bill currently going through Parliament may very well be…

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