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Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

The government’s long awaited sentencing reforms are in chaos. David Cameron and Ken Clarke are engaged in bitter warfare over the contents of proposed sentencing reforms and the best way to present them. Clark wants justice and modernisation whereas Cameron wants political security and doesn’t care whether the reforms are fair or not. In fact,…

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Cameron again shows weakness over IPP and sentence reforms

Cameron again shows weakness over IPP and sentence reforms

Weak, sleazy David Cameron appears to be getting ready to go into reverse over reforms to IPP sentencing and the prison system and once again deserts Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke¬† as he seeks to reform Britain’s corrupt and failing justice system. Although it usually pleases me greatly when I am proved to be right about…

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Jack Straw declares war on IPP reforms

Jack Straw declares war on IPP reforms

Former Justice Secretary, Jack Straw last night made clear his opposition to any proposals to reduce the number of prisoners serving an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP). Straw made his comments during last night’s BBC Question Time programme which for the first time ever was broadcast from inside a prison; the programme was recorded…

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Ken Clarke assailed by innacurate tabloid mentality

Ken Clarke assailed by innacurate tabloid mentality

The Secretary of State for Justice, Ken Clarke was buried today under accusations that he was going ‘soft’ on rapists. Unfortunately, most of the people who were trying to make a case against his reforms got most things wrong and sounded as if they were writing an editorial for the Sun newspaper. Everyone from individuals,…

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How To Survive An IPP Sentence

How To Survive An IPP Sentence

Essential for IPP prisoners, their friends and families It has been a month since TheOpinionSite.org published the long awaited downloadable book, “How To Survive An IPP Sentence” which is described as a ‘Survival Guide’ for those serving an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection and also their families. The book has proved to be a huge…

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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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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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