Scrapping six-month prison sentences will unleash 30,000 repeat offenders on Britain's streets, report warns

Scrapping six-month prison sentences

About 30,000 repeat offenders including thieves, burglars and those caught in possession of knives will be spared jail under Government plans to abolish short sentences, a new study shows. The analysis by think tank Civitas says the reform ending sentences under six months would result in 34,000 convicted criminals escaping prison, of which 4,000 would be first-time offenders...

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