The Truth About IPP Sentences

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Early release ended by Grayling in right wing bidding war

In a blatantly political move, Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling has announced that the automatic early release of prisoners convicted of child rape or certain terrorist offences is to be scrapped. What Grayling has not said clearly and publicly is that this is simply a first step towards scrapping early release altogether for all offences; something…

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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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CRB and Vetting changes face increased opposition from protection charities

CRB and Vetting changes face increased opposition from protection charities

The government is still uncertain as to what to do about the currently over-protective nature in which CRB checks are required and carried out. Despite promises from David Cameron and Nick Clegg, TheOpinionSite.org believes that any changes made as a result of the Protection of Freedoms Bill currently going through Parliament may very well be…

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Terrorism and public protection – a perfect excuse for excessive government power

Terrorism and public protection – a perfect excuse for excessive government power

Over the next two weeks the airwaves and the press will be full of programs and articles reflecting upon the events of 9/11. Expect to see lots of talking heads on television, “exclusive” interviews with those involved and “inside” stories on just about every possible aspect of the events that will be portrayed in every…

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