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Ken Clarke and Home Secretary at war over Justice reforms

Ken Clarke and Home Secretary at war over Justice reforms

We may all be kept waiting for some time as the Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke seeks a way to announce his decisions on future sentencing and prison policy. He has to balance the need for serious reform against the risk of committing political suicide. There are already rumors circulating around Westminster that Mr Clarke may…

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Government loses final appeal over prisoners’ votes

Government loses final appeal over prisoners’ votes

The British government has lost its final appeal over the issue of voting rights for prisoners. David Cameron’s government is now in an extremely difficult position as it attempts to balance the moaning and whingeing of its own backbenchers against the requirements of the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights. Before we go…

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Prison officers threaten strike action – again!

Prison officers threaten strike action – again!

It seems only yesterday that TheOpinionSite.org reported that the police have been complaining about their pay cuts. Now it seems that prison officers are jumping on the same bandwagon, albeit they are doing it in a slightly different and rather unconvincing way. Tony Blair’s government decided early on in their administration that they would try…

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Should Britain have a Statute of Limitations on sex crimes?

Britain is unique in Europe in that it has no Statute of Limitations for serious sexual crimes. This means that someone can be arrested, charged and convicted for a crime that they committed half a century ago, even though many witnesses may be dead, memories are faded and the only evidence is the word of…

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Sex Offender Laws Costing Our Children’s Education – A Warning from America

Sex Offender Laws Costing Our Children’s Education – A Warning from America

This is a major article I wrote this month for Citizens for Legislative Change, America (cfcamerica.org) and is very significant when we consider the situation that exists here in the UK with regard to Sex Offenders. (It was originally published in our FREE Subscribers Magazine which you can get HERE) TheOpinionSite.org makes no apology for…

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The Truth About CRB Checks – A problem without a solution?

The Truth About CRB Checks – A problem without  a solution?

(Originally published in our FREE Magazine available HERE) We’ve all heard about them, most people know what they are, individuals fear them and employers – well, some employers love them, some do not. Ever since the creation of Criminal Record Bureau checks, people have had mixed feelings about them. Many regard them as a necessary…

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Prison officers worried about jobs despite increase in prison population

Prison officers worried about jobs despite increase in prison population

Prison officers are concerned about their jobs it seems, depite the fact that prisoner numbers show no signs of reducing. Prison governors too have expressed concern that prisons may close and that this may result in prison staff being made redundant. TheOpinionSite.org does not share the concern of prison warders. The sad truth is that…

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