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Call to re-sentence 3,000 prisoners trapped under indefinite jail terms


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Posted (IP: Staff) ·

Almost 3,000 prisoners in England and Wales stuck behind bars under an abolished “irredeemably flawed” indefinite sentencing scheme should be re-sentenced, MPs and peers have said.

The indefinite nature of jail terms under the imprisonment for public protection (IPP) scheme has contributed to feelings of hopelessness and despair that has resulted in high levels of self-harm and some suicides among prisoners, according to the justice select committee.

It says that despite IPPs being scrapped in 2012, there remain 2,926 legacy prisoners. These include 608 who are at least 10 years over their original minimum tariff, of whom 188 were originally given a minimum sentence of less than two years.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/sep/28/call-to-resentence-3000-prisoners-trapped-under-indefinite-jail-terms

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