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Sex Offender Lie Detector tests may be expanded to include any suspected offenders

Sex Offender Lie Detector tests may be expanded to include any suspected offenders

In a shameful bid to score political points and to boost the failing reputation of the Home Secretary, Theresa May, the government has announced that, despite the fact that the devices are so unreliable that the evidence obtained from them is not allowed to be used in court, the use of polygraph testing or “Lie…

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Work Programme failing miserably new figures show

Work Programme failing miserably new figures show

The Work Programme, intended to get the long-term unemployed back to work, is failing miserably according to the government’s own figures released yesterday. Despite the Employment Minister, Chris Grayling trying desperately to talk up the figures, the statistics show that in fact less than 25% of Work programme attendees have had any true break from…

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Continuing IPP failures force question in House of Lords

Continuing IPP failures force question in House of Lords

As the nightmare of Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) continues to cause chaos in overcrowded British prisons, the government seems to have come to a grinding halt when it comes to sorting out the mess created by the IPP sentence. Kenneth Clarke described it as being “a stain on British Justice” and the IPP…

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Cameron to defy European Court over prisoner voting

Cameron to defy European Court over prisoner voting

The Prime Minister, David Cameron has decided to “do the minimum necessary” to comply with the recent judgement of the European Court of Human Rights that the UK must allow some prisoners to vote. Mr Cameron is clearly terrified of the prospect of his back-benchers causing trouble over a matter which most members of the…

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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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Theresa May plays the paedophile card to justify new snooping laws

Theresa May plays the paedophile card to justify new snooping laws

The Home Secretary, Theresa May has been trying to justify the introduction of the government’s new snooping laws by saying that they are necessary for the apprehension of “terrorists, paedophiles and criminals” adding that “ordinary people have nothing to fear.” Her howls of anguish at the huge level of criticism of the new proposals to…

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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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UK sex offenders being used in chemical castration experiments

UK sex offenders being used in chemical castration experiments

An experiment designed to ‘chemically castrate’ sex offenders, all of whom are supposedly ‘volunteers’, is being carried out by the Prison Service. The scheme is fully backed by the Ministry of Justice which said it supports the use of drug “intervention” for some high-risk offenders. However, some believe that it is not possible for the…

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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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Sex offender policies misleading, under-funded and potentially disastrous

Sex offender policies misleading, under-funded and potentially disastrous

Legal sources have told TheOpinionSite.org that the government is failing in its duty to rehabilitate sex offenders by cutting spending on vital offending behaviour courses, choosing instead to spend taxpayer’s money on misleading policies designed to convince the public that the government is protecting children when in fact it is not really doing so at…

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