Kenneth Clarke drops shorter jail terms for rapists after tussle with Cameron – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in guilty pleas, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

“Justice secretary Kenneth Clarke has been forced by Number 10 to abandon a plan to give rapists, and other serious offenders, a 50% sentence discount in return for early guilty pleas, but he is fiercely resisting Treasury demands to make his justice ministry bear the multi-million pound cost.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2011