I refuse to accept that punishment and deterrence should not be on the same footing, if not above, the aim of rehabilitation.
It's all very well sitting in ivory towers feeling sorry for violent offenders and dreaming of them becoming model citizens. Put yourselves in the shoes of families, friends and communities affected by murder and vicious assaults.
Last edited by Lady Maleficent; 28-07-2012 at 01:40.
Still waiting for an answer as to the impact of existing early release schemes and parole upon the measures in this Bill and, in particular, how that affects the maximum 21 year sentence.
Last edited by chiggy321; 28-07-2012 at 10:04.