The Truth About IPP Sentences

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Massive rise in unemployment and prices threaten riots and disorder in 2012

Massive rise in unemployment and prices threaten riots and disorder in 2012

A huge rise in unemployment and retail prices are expected in 2012, a rise so significant that¬† it could undermine the social structure of Britain. The unstoppable increase in joblessness, retail food prices and transport has led the government to take radical action towards preventing a repeat of last summer’s riots or worse. Originally, the…

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Justice for offenders and the poor replaced by revenge under Clarke’s new proposals

Justice for offenders and the poor replaced by revenge under Clarke’s new proposals

Justice is being thrown out of the window and in its place a form of state revenge is taking over. The poor, prisoners, ex-offenders and those who speak up against the government are amongst those most affected. In its latest bid to take further revenge on those who break the Law as well as to…

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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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Prisoners Earnings Act is a lie and will affect only a few prisoners

Prisoners Earnings Act is a lie and will affect only a few prisoners

The government was up to its usual deception yesterday when it announced that the Prisoners Earnings Act, first passed in 1996, was now in force. The act allows the government to make deductions from earnings of prisoners who receive over ¬£20 a week; the money deducted will, according to the government, be paid to victim…

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Cameron is deliberately misleading people over the Human Rights Act

Cameron is deliberately misleading people over the Human Rights Act

Whilst Nick Clegg has now made it clear that the Human Rights Act “is here to stay”, at least as far as he is concerned, his Tory boss seems to be singing from a different song sheet, refusing to say what he really thinks for fear of being criticised by either his own MPs or…

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Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Many police officers are apparently trying to prevent members of the public from filming them whilst on duty, even using the threat of arrest if the individuals do not comply. Officers have also been using ‘Stop and Search’ powers to dissuade press and other photographers from taking photographs. Several recent cases have made it clear…

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Record prisoner numbers will climb further as remands and recalls increase

Record prisoner numbers will climb further as remands and recalls increase

The number of prisoners held in Britain’s jails has hit a new high with in excess of 85,000 people being kept in custody. The latest figures from the Ministry of Justice show a relentless increase in the prison population that shows no sign of slowing down. The total for those in jail increased by 1,000…

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Changes to CRB checks – what next?

Changes to CRB checks – what next?

There is, perhaps understandably, a great deal of rumour flying around with regard to the likely changes in the system of Criminal Record Bureau or CRB checks, particularly as the government is delaying its long-awaited proposals. The situation has not been helped by the row over Ken Clarke’s much exaggerated remarks of last week. This…

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Cameron betrays his own ministers for fear of tabloid headlines

Cameron betrays his own ministers for fear of tabloid headlines

Government ministers are being deserted wholesale by David Cameron as he seeks to avoid bad headlines in papers like the Daily Mail and the Sun. There is a growing feeling across Whitehall that any policy that meets resistance from the tabloids or from Tory backbenchers is likely to be severely revised or even ditched. Meanwhile…

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Government dismisses Supreme Court ruling on miscarriage of justice compensation

Government dismisses Supreme Court ruling on miscarriage of justice compensation

The government yesterday dismissed a ruling from the UK Supreme Court regarding payment of compensation where there has been a miscarriage of justice. Two former prisoners from Northern Ireland yesterday claimed victory in their fight to obtain compensation after they had been cleared of any guilt by the High Court but had still been refused…

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