IPP Sentence Changes
WE welcome the abolition of the unjust Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) by the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Many IPP Prisoners remain in prison long after the expiry of their tariff, due to insufficient courses to assess their suitability for release. In September 2012, 6,020 prisoners were serving an IPP Sentence. 3,524 of these were held over their tariff date#. Since 2005 only 502 serving IPP Prisoners have been released from custody.
We the undersigned call upon the Government:
to ensure proper funding for courses for all IPP Prisoners
to set realistic and appropriate targets for the needs of each prisoner
to make the requirements achievable within the set tariff
to Provide extra assistance to IPP Prisoners who have additional needs such as mental health problems, poor literacy, or welfare issues
to provide on-going counselling and support services to all IPP Prisoners on their release.
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Thursday 21 February 2013
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