Should prison be reserved for dangerous criminals? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 26th, 2013 in dangerous offenders, detention, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“This month we saw eight-month sentences handed out to Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce for perverting the course of justice. Both had been warned to ‘be under no illusion as to the likely sentence’ – the judicial way of saying, ‘expect a custodial sentence’. Of course, the lawyers would tell you that this was inevitable as the courts treat such crimes severely.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd March 2013