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Prisoner’s Dilemma: Short Sentences Are Selling Short

Prisoner’s Dilemma: Short Sentences Are Selling Short

Dani Bolt September 8, 2016 2

It is no secret that the prison system, overstretched and understaffed, is failing its prisoners. In failing its prisoners, it is failing us all. Regardless of whether you believe a prison’s main role is

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A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Backbencher July 13, 2013 0

The UK should accept the European Court of Human Right’s judgements or withdraw entirely  The British press reacted to the Court’s recent decision on whole-life sentences with typical restraint. ‘Victory for evil!‘ The Sun declared. ‘An

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Capital Punishment: Can It Ever Be Justified?

Capital Punishment: Can It Ever Be Justified?

Sam Woolfe May 15, 2013 4

As Stuart Hazell is jailed for life, calls for a return of the death penalty are multiplying again. But is it justice? There are some crimes which are so vile, and so evil, that

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Reoffending rates – why are they so high?

Reoffending rates – why are they so high?

Backbencher May 1, 2013 0

By Sam Woolfe & Tristan Kitchin The government recently announced its plans to implement new restrictions on the perks prisoners receive. Televisions in cells; access to the gym; the ability to wear ones own

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Theresa May should listen to Portugal about drug policy

Theresa May should listen to Portugal about drug policy

Backbencher March 11, 2013 0

Is Britain moving towards less crime and less punishment? Lee Jenkins and Derek Van de Ver, Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered a study into the bold drug policies adopted by one of our European partners,

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Tax Is Theft

Tax Is Theft

Olly Neville November 12, 2012 19

What is theft? According to the 1968 Theft Act: 1.-(1) A person is guilty of theft, if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it;

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Prisons must have a ‘Positive Impact’

Prisons must have a ‘Positive Impact’

Backbencher October 22, 2012 0

Milton,   Serious offenders must be imprisoned, but jails must have a ‘positive impact’ on inmates, David Cameron argued today.. ‘Positive impact?’ That is certainly being achieved!   Cell TV? – Yes Sky Digital…?

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