The government’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill is having its Second Reading in the House of Commons today and Make Justice Work is putting out a call to action to [...]
Roma Hooper’s open letter to the Guardian ‘Much in the government’s plans to reform the criminal justice system is to be welcomed (Clarke faces twin-track assault on prison [...]
In the press conference, after his statement on Criminal Justice (21st June 2011), this is what David Cameron had to say about community sentences:
Richard Taylor, the father of Damilola Taylor, called for the Prime Minister to sack Ken Clarke as Justice Secretary after the u-turn on sentencing.
Ministers under pressure on sentencing reforms must keep their eyes on the prize: the real problem in prisons is the ‘revolving door’ of offenders going in, out, and in again for short sentences [...]
Few sensible politicians would support locking up the thousands of women who receive the shortest sentences, at the highest cost to the state and to their families, and make up a tiny proportion [...]