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macdanger2

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #75 on: January 07, 2019, 05:05:22 PM »
Great posts Dover28, good luck with going back to college


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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #76 on: January 08, 2019, 06:46:08 PM »
Thanks. In 2nd year now and going OK. Glad to get the chance to go back as a  "mature" student. It was probably the best thing about getting a longer sentence that I had time to get back into studying.

David McKeown

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #77 on: January 12, 2019, 10:34:36 AM »
Timely article on the BBC this morning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46847162

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #78 on: January 12, 2019, 10:49:30 AM »
Indeed...use the money saved to give them a cuddle & a grant of some kind, sending them cheerily on their way. Surely it's against their human rights to bang them up at all?

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #79 on: January 12, 2019, 10:53:52 AM »
No but short prison sentences achieve absolutely nothing and cost the tax payer a huge amount. So why keep locking people up for a short time?

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2019, 10:58:36 AM »
So......you end up with a situation that you just get the same people, committing the same crimes, over & over again, just because there is no real sanction any longer.

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2019, 12:13:20 PM »
Thatís exactly what you get with short prison sentences. Community disposals and restorative justice programs are much better at reducing recidivism.

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2019, 12:46:01 PM »
"The idea of government as protector requires taxes to fund, train and equip an army and a police force; to build courts and jails; and to elect or appoint the officials to pass and implement the laws citizens must not break".

We seem to be moving significantly away from that principle. It's probably just an "aspiration" nowadays. The citizenry does as it likes & 'government' watches on. It's becoming a free for all....all rights & no obligations.

Insane Bolt

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2019, 06:35:06 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/07/downing-street-intervenes-jack-shepherd-case-urging-fugitive/

The law is truly an ass. How can someone who fled the country before trial/sentence be allowed to appeal the sentence.....paid for by legal aid.

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #84 on: January 22, 2019, 07:03:20 PM »
A good question, indeed.

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Re: Prison Sentences
« Reply #85 on: March 22, 2019, 08:33:10 PM »