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Can community sentences replace jail? – BBC News

“With the prison population rising, along with the cost of keeping people locked up, ministers have indicated they want to see fewer people serving short jail terms. But are community sentences a real alternative?”

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BBC News, 16th August 2010

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Bulger killer Venables jailed over child abuse images – BBC News

“One of the killers of James Bulger has been jailed for two years after admitting downloading and distributing indecent images of children.”

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BBC News, 23rd July 2010

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Many offenders in jail too long, says parole chief – The Guardian

“Large numbers of prisoners are spending longer in jail than necessary due to the increasingly risk-averse attitude of the public and politicians, according to the chair of the parole board.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bulger killer child pornography case: Judge lifts ban – The Guardian

“A judge today ruled that the public can be told that Jon Venables, one of the killers of two-year-old James Bulger, has been charged with downloading and distributing child pornography.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prison governors: short sentences do not work – The Independent

“The backlash against short-term prison sentences intensified today after the representative bodies of both prison governors and probation officers condemned them as expensive and ineffective.”

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The Independent, 21st June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Former head of prisons: short sentences don’t stop reoffending – The Independent

“Prison has no effect in stopping thousands of criminals reoffending and politicians should look again at whether it is a suitable punishment for minor crimes, the outgoing head of the prison service has said.”

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The Independent, 9th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jon Venables trial would not be held in secret – BBC News

“Jon Venables will not be tried in secret if he is charged with the alleged offences for which he was sent back to prison, Jack Straw has said.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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