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A strong case for short term jail sentences, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

The essence really is an injustice process where it is the offender who is getting more attention than the offended.

The Government is looking at scrapping short term prison sentences by acceding to a liberal minority which patronisingly displays an intolerance towards public majority expectation of proportionate sentencing. It is unrepresentative when the Justice Secretary David Gauke says: “There was a very strong case for abolishing jail terms of less than six months.”

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Words like rehabilitation and the need to reduce reoffending are worn out cliches!

As one of several entities there is a strong case for short term prison sentences. Consider the example of the burglar who gets three months imprisonment for invading the privacy of someone’s home and stealing contents. For the duration of the time spent being locked up, somebody somewhere is being spared the impingement of security and dignity through burglary.

It’s common sense, but common sense isn’t common among the non-custodialists!

David Fleming



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