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Offer convicted offenders the OPTION to be flogged and released

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Offer convicted offenders the OPTION to be flogged and released

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The significant word is OPTION. No-one is having ANY rights removed, The proposal is that certain crimes could be dealt with by a striped back and release - saving society time and money - AND enabling the criminal the chance to continue working / providing for their family.

As the petition advocates a CHOICE - then there shouldbe NO argument that anyone is forced to endure cruel or unusual punishment. They are free to option for conventional sentencing EXACTLY as before.

They have a choice to have a sore back for a few days - OR lose their freedom, their job, possibly their homes and arguably risk assualt and abuse in prison.

Fast, simple, cheap and EVERYONE wins.

I would like the Government to enquire if there is any reason that Europe could say giving someone a CHOICE in their sentencing in ANY way harmed their rights. If they concur that it simply gives an additional choice, then the option should be included where the alternative would be a short prison sentence.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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