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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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Further delay of 18 months over prisoners votes

Further delay of 18 months over prisoners votes

The European Court of Human Rights has effectively given the government up to 18 months to implement the court’s ruling that changes must be made to allow some UK prisoners to have the vote. The issue has been divisive amongst politicians and the previous Blair administration, along with the current government refused to address the…

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IPP sentence reform will only be possible if MPs are courageous

IPP sentence reform will only be possible if MPs are courageous

Despite the recent lull in hostilities, the ongoing conflict within government regarding the reform of IPP sentences and a prison sentences in general is set to continue for some time. As the government gets itself further embroiled in arguments about tabloid newspapers and their undue influence on policy making, the war over penal reform has…

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IPP sentence reforms in danger as Cameron fears tabloid backlash

IPP sentence reforms in danger as Cameron fears tabloid backlash

Westminster sources close to Number 10 have revealed that weak Prime Minister David Cameron is so worried about the political effects of a tabloid led backlash to the proposed reforms of the IPP sentence, that he is reconsidering whether or not to reverse the government’s stated intention to get rid of it. The recent announcement…

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Clarke intends to review and possibly scrap IPP sentences

Clarke intends to review and possibly scrap IPP sentences

IPP sentences are to be reviewed with the intention of scrapping them altogether according to the Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke. However, there is fierce opposition to his plans and he may not succeed. He made the case for getting rid of IPP sentences during a statement to the House of Commons as…

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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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