The Truth About IPP Sentences

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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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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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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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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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