Tuesday, 21 June 2011


The current dilemma over sentencing does not seem to come to much if analysed calmly and away from the tabloids -

Plead guilty at the earliest opportunity at the moment and 10 years might become 6.  Released after 1/2 time and 10 becomes 3.  Change to a 50% discount and that 3 becomes 2.5.  So not reforming means an extra 6 months in jail or circa £7,000 for the tax payer?

What's the big deal?

1 comment:

  1. That's right. If Ken Clarke had phrased the proposal differently i.e. saying that the new discount would result in the prison sentence being shortened by just one twelfth then there would have been no furore. www.callitjustice.net