The Truth About IPP Sentences

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Government loses more court battles over IPP & CRB checks

Government loses more court battles over IPP & CRB checks

TheOpinionSite.org can report that the UK government has been heavily criticised by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in two major rulings this week involving IPP sentences. The government lost both cases, Downing Street has not made a statement and needless to say, the tabloid press have not reported the story. This follows the…

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European Court rules against ‘Draconian’ IPP sentences

European Court rules against ‘Draconian’ IPP sentences

The Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) was this week condemned by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) as being ‘draconian’ in nature and totally inadequately resourced. The British government was also ordered to pay compensation to 3 IPP prisoners who are unable to progress towards release due to the government’s failure to provide…

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Continuing IPP failures force question in House of Lords

Continuing IPP failures force question in House of Lords

As the nightmare of Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) continues to cause chaos in overcrowded British prisons, the government seems to have come to a grinding halt when it comes to sorting out the mess created by the IPP sentence. Kenneth Clarke described it as being “a stain on British Justice” and the IPP…

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IPP delays may cause prison riots warns Parole Board chief

IPP delays may cause prison riots warns Parole Board chief

Increasingly long delays in hearing parole applications from prisoners serving Indeterminate sentences for Public protection (IPP) may cause riots in UK prisons if such delays are not addressed immediately, the government has been warned. However, there are even bigger IPP problems that have to be dealt with if the situation is to improve. TheOpinionSite.org predicted…

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IPP sentences no closer to reform despite change in law

IPP sentences no closer to reform despite change in law

The government has told TheOpinionSite.org that a timetable for the repeal of the Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) has still not been set, despite the fact that the Bill scrapping the much criticised measure has been passed by both Houses of Parliament; nor have measures yet been put in place to speed up the…

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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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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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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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Government uncertain over changes to IPP sentences

Government uncertain over changes to IPP sentences

By the time the government returns to Parliament later this month, the review into the management and operation of Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) should have been concluded. However, regrettably it seems that there is still turmoil within the government as to exactly what it should do, not just regarding the future operation IPP…

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