We can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of the last decade

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The statistics on crimes committed by repeat offenders should be a wakeup call (Daily Mail, ‘Dodging Justice’, 30 May) Ken Clarke is right to call it a ‘national scandal’. Intensive community sentences are more effective than sending these people to a few weeks in jail so surely it is right for us try another approach that actually cuts crime rather than fills prisons. The state of our prisons, finances, and our streets mean we can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of the last decade.