More power for JPs raises fear of prison overcrowding crisis – The Times

Posted March 20th, 2009 in magistrates, news, prisons by sally

“Longer prison sentences for assault, theft and benefit fraud are likely under plans to overhaul the courts system. But the proposed stronger powers for magistrates could bring the country’s overcrowded prisons to breaking point, campaign groups say.”

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The Times, 20th March 2009