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Ken Clarke and common sense leave Ministry of Justice together

Ken Clarke and common sense leave Ministry of Justice together

In his most spectacular demonstration of crass stupidity ever, David Cameron has thrown Ken Clarke and his progressive team of ministers out of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). In caving in to the ultra-right wing Home Secretary, Theresa May and “traditional” Conservative MPs, The OpinionSite.org suggests that the prime minister has destroyed the last hope…

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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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Police privatisation sets us all on a dangerous path

Police privatisation sets us all on a dangerous path

Police forces across England and Wales are inviting bids from private companies who wish to undertake some aspects of the policing role in England and Wales. In allowing forces to do so, the government has set itself on a dangerous path that could seriously undermine the public accountability of the police. With many believing that…

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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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Prisoners falsely categorised as prison system fights Clarke

Prisoners falsely categorised as prison system fights Clarke

Following Ken Clarke’s announcement that he intends to cut the prison population, governors, probation officers and others appear to be falsely assessing prison risk levels of those in custody amid fears of job losses and prison closures. The result of this war with government ministers responsible for the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is that many…

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Weak Cameron forces punishment change to IPP reforms

Weak Cameron forces punishment change to IPP reforms

Ken Clarke’s brave attempt to bring common sense into the sentencing system in England and Wales is being sabotaged by sleazy prime minister David Cameron who is afraid of appearing to be ‘soft on crime’. It was revealed in a House of Lords debate last week that Cameron, ever fearful of criticism from the tabloids,…

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Clarke’s rehabilitation revolution failing as authorities oppose changes

Clarke’s rehabilitation revolution failing as authorities oppose changes

It has emerged that Ken Clarke’s ‘rehabilitation revolution’ is completely failing prisoners with IPP and long term determinate sentences and is also failing to reduce prisoner numbers. Mr Clarke’s proposed changes are only being directed at those prisoners serving 12 months or less and completely ignore those with longer sentences. The excuse is that short…

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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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Deportation did not fail because of cat – Daily Mail is wrong yet again

Deportation did not fail because of cat – Daily Mail is wrong yet again

The Home Secretary, Theresa May and the Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke are at war again, this time over the claim by Theresa May that an attempt to deport a Bolivian man failed because of his pet cat. According to the Daily Mail headline this morning, Ms May is correct. In fact, she is wrong –…

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