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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Emails have been ask for to take up the IPP story!!! If Dispatches@channel4.co.uk receive enough emails they will run a story.

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Dear dispatches can you run the IPP Prisoners story.legislation has been passed to abolish the IPP sentence and has done so.But has done nothing about the thousands of prisoners already serving the sentence and who are completely unaffected by the recent legislation. This lack of action has resulted in no progress being made towards dealing with the thousands of IPP prisoners long overdue for release some by 5 10 years and who have no idea when or indeed if – they will ever be freed.This is a crime against humanity. We are talking about people here who have paid for their crime who have finished there sentence who want to return home to their family’s build there life’s back up.apart from the IPP prisoners themselves, the real losers are their family and friends who are often left struggling to understand the realities of an IPP sentence often at a loss as to what to do about the nightmare situation in which they find themselves.

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IPP failures force question in House of Lords
As the nightmare of Indeterminate Sentences (IPP) Most of the British public however do not even know that the sentence exists and that makes the IPP a low priority for the government.
As a result of the delays in releasing IPP prisoners thousands prisoners who may have received a 2 year …sentence remain in prison 5 years or more lather…. through no fault of their own and who have not been given any release date. This is a crime against humanity. We are talking about people here who have paid for their crime who have finished there sentence who want to return home to their family’s build there life’s back up.
In the House of Lords former Chief Inspector of Prisons, Lord David Ramsbotham, is to ask the government exactly what it intends to do about releasing the 6,500 people serving the catastrophic, ill-thought out disaster of a sentence introduced by David Blunkett (on the instructions of Tony Blair.
On the one hand, it has passed legislation to abolish the IPP sentence and has done so in the face of severe political opposition from right wing MPs on both the Conservative and Labour benches; on the other, it has not introduced a timetable for the removal of the sentence from British Law.But has done nothing about the thousands of prisoners already serving the sentence and who are completely unaffected by the recent legislation.
This lack of action has resulted in no progress being made towards dealing with the thousands of IPP prisoners long overdue for release and who have no idea when or indeed if – they will ever be freed.
Whilst it is true that Blunkett has now publicly admitted in the Commons that the sentence “has not worked as intended”, he has also failed miserably to take responsibility for the disaster that he created and has certainly done nothing at all to help find a solution.
It should also be noted that apart from the IPP prisoners themselves, the real losers are their family and friends who are often left struggling to understand the realities of an IPP sentence often at a loss as to what to do about the nightmare situation in which they find themselves.
It is no good MPs and other sanctimonious people blaming the prisoner either, usually with phrases such as, “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime”. The fact is that the offences for which an IPP must be given are laid down in Statute.
Many marches, petitions and letters to MPs produced by worried relatives have simply resulted in the government ignoring the plight of those already serving IPP sentences because the problem is too politically sensitive. However, ministers should be commended for taking the difficult step of pushing through legislation to abolish the sentence – although ministers have not yet told anyone exactly when that will happen.
The problem is that the abolition of the sentence does not affect those already serving an IPP.
Further on the IPP https://www.facebook.com/groups/322989171073819/
http://www.theopinionsite.org/continuing-ipp-failures-forcequestion-in-house-of-lords/
https://www.facebook.com/events/345645875514940/

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