Calls to end the ‘living nightmare’ of indefinite jail terms ahead of crunch Lords debate – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2024 in bills, criminal justice, human rights, imprisonment, mental health, news, prisons, sentencing by tracey

‘Mental health, human rights and criminal justice experts have made a joint plea for parliament to end the “living nightmare” of indefinite jail terms, following a series of revelations by The Independent. Thousands of prisoners have been left languishing in jail for years longer than their minimum tariff, and with no hope of release, under imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentences – which were scrapped more than a decade ago amid human rights concerns.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2024