Ministers consider ending jail terms of six months or less

Ministers consider ending jail terms of six months or less
 

The Ministry of Justice is considering banning prison sentences of less than six months in England and Wales.
Ministers argue that short jail terms are less effective at cutting reoffending than community penalties.
Prisons minister Rory Stewart told the Daily Telegraph that such sentences were "long enough to damage you and not long enough to heal you".
If such jail sentences were to be scrapped it is thought it could free up thousands of prison places.
Some burglars and most shoplifters are among those who could be spared jail terms under the proposals.
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12 January 2019 in Regional, Views: 51
Source: BBC
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