Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Free the Ipp prisoners 38 Degree petition the biggest petition site for people power, and change.
David Blunkett's Criminal Justice Act That allowed prisoners
to be detained indefinitely requiring judges to pass life sentences on
low-level offenders. The first was that offences did not have to be very
serious to trigger an IPP. What Lord Lloyd described as
"run-of-the-mill" crimes such as burglary, robbery or arson.
Offenders would serve the periodthey would be expecting for an offence two or three years on average, but sometimes much less – and then find themselves still in prison with little
prospect of release. If anything, that makes things worse for prisoners still
serving IPPs. If they had been sentenced after December 2012, when the
provisions were repealed, they could look forward to serving their time and
being released. The same would apply if they had been convicted before April
2005, when section 225 of the 2003 Act came into effect.
Blunkett has admitted that his policy caused injustice,we say now write your wrong. It is time Chris grayling stoped being ignorant and put an end to this injustice and it is now
time he opens up to humanity.
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