In the last quarter of 2012, the proportion of people given immediate custodial terms was down from 28 per cent to 27 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.
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Just one in four thugs caught with a knife were jailed last year – despite public demands for robust sentences.
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Community sentences have been branded a failure after it emerged nearly 8,000 criminals sent to prison last year had been handed 11 or more of the supervised orders.
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Young criminals should be sent to “secure colleges” similar to modern-day borstals to be rehabilitated, the Justice Secretary will announce.
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The prison population in England and Wales has dropped by nearly 3,000 since this time last year – the first serious fall since the 1990s – and crime levels are down across the country, with a 21.7 per cent fall in Nottinghamshire, official figures have revealed. The only area where crime went up was Devon and Cornwall where there was a 2.2 per cent rise.
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The prison population has fallen by almost 3,000 since the start of last year, reversing a trend dating back to the 1990s, it has been revealed.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Stephanie George and Judge Roger Vinson had quite different opinions about the lockbox seized by the police from her home in Pensacola. She insisted she had no idea that a former boyfriend had hidden it in her attic. Judge Vinson considered the lockbox, containing a half-kilogram of cocaine, to be evidence of her guilt.
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People can now take on the role of a judge in a murder or a drug dealing case, on a Ministry of Justice website designed to make sense of sentencing.
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Almost 200 youths were given a simple reprimand or warning for carrying knives this summer alone, with more than 400 being given community sentences.
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The government wants to give more prisoners on sentences of less than 12 months a mentor – who may themselves an ex-offender – to try to cut reoffending.
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“[The rehabilitation] revolution will be built around the principle of payment by results…It’s the only way to get the best outcome for both the taxpayer and crucially the people we are trying to help.”
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