Our colleagues at mojuk.org.uk have asked us to publish the following announcement. It concerns an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons seeking to address the ongoing effects of IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences, a form of indeterminate sentence which was abolished in 2012.
Early Day Motion 1524: End Indeterminate Sentence For Public Protection Prisoners
That this House expresses concern that too many men and women are trapped in the prison system with no fair prospect of release under the discredited indeterminate sentence for public protection which was abolished six years ago; expresses further concern that over 1,000 people who were released were recalled to prison mostly for administrative reasons; and calls on the Government to speed up the process for safe release, to ensure the resources to support people on release so they can resettle safely, to abolish the life licence and replace it with a fixed-term of supervision that ensures support for people on release and to severely restrict the power to recall to prison for IPPs.
Sponsors: Jo Stevens, KateGreen, Peter Bottomley,
House of Commons, 16/07/2018, https://is.gd/x69U2E
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