Indeterminate sentences – the legal view – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2009 in news, sentencing by sally

“While the sentences passed in the Baby P case attracted swift condemnation from critics who worried the offenders could be freed at a very early stage, statistics show the new indeterminate sentences rarely lead to early release.Since indeterminate sentences were introduced in 2005, fewer than 50 prisoners have been released when they had served their minimum term.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2009