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Are we ready to abandon short jail sentences?

  Quickbeam 07:08 12 Jan 2019
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The argument seems to make some sense when seen that prisoners have doubled since the '90s.

But I would see the real benefit of this in being fuller sentences of less parole for the serious or dangerous offenders that are released to simply make room for the minor offenders.

  morddwyd 09:19 13 Jan 2019

We should never have done away with PD, preventative detention, where repeat offenders were locked up, no sentencing guidelines,just to stop them doing it again. Old lags of the Fletcher variety dreaded it, and many a budding recidivist had been deterred by a friendly warning that the nest time they faced PD.

Yes, it's expensive to keep shoplifters in jail, but ask the British Retail Consortium how expensive it is to let them back on the streets.

  Quickbeam 10:35 13 Jan 2019

Surely we've moved on from the type of summary justice that is currently being highlighted on Les Mis...

  Cymro. 11:33 13 Jan 2019

morddwyd Never mind analysis, rehabilitation and all the other pinko revisionist rubbish.

Perhaps I should just change my Forum name to "pinko"

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