Peter Hoskin

Is this a justice system?

Is this a justice system?
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This story could run and run. It’s being reported that a Muslim cleric convicted of terrorist offences has been released early from prison thanks to a Government scheme to ease overcrowding. He was jailed for three-and-a-half years last July, but walked free last month. I’ll let CoffeeHousers do the maths.

Jack Straw’s been vocal about prisons this week, even suggesting that judges might be “too tough” in the sentences they dish out. Until more prisons are built, incidents like this will continue to shoot down all his arguments.