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Jail terms of six months or less could be scrapped, prisons minister suggests

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

Rory Stewart says move could ease pressure on prison population that has more than doubled since 1990s Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to alleviate pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.
Some 30,000 criminals per year in England and Wales, including burglars and most shoplifters, could be spared jail under the proposals, the Daily Telegraph reported.
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Minister: Scrap prison sentences of less than six months

Minister: Scrap prison sentences of less than six months

One year ago   |   By Wessexfm

Jail sentences of six months or less should be scrapped, according to the prisons minister.
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