A real opportunity to Make Justice Work

 In Press

One of the highlights of conference for me was the breakfast roundtable organised by Make Justice Work. As conference goers and fringe organisers will know, getting one MP along is a challenge, managing to attract three must be close to a record! So it was a demonstration of the commitment our party has to reforming the criminal justice system that Justice minister Tom McNally, chair of the Justice Select Committee Alan Beith and member of the Home Affairs Select Committee Julian Huppert, all attended.

For those of you who don’t know the organisation, it was founded by Roma Hooper to campaign against the use of short sentencing and for more effective community punishments. They have just produced a report Community or Custody which is a summary of the findings of a commission they established, chaired by the Telegraph’s Chief Political Commentator, Peter Oborne…

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