Saturday, 1 March 2008

1,300 freed early from Mersey jails

MORE than 1,300 criminals including thugs, robbers and burglars have been released early from Merseyside jails since June, 2007, it was confirmed yesterday.Leading prison officers warned last night the Government’s early release programme was putting the public at risk.

The scheme was bought in last summer to ease pressure on Britain’s overcrowded prisons.A total of 1,344 criminals in the city region were allowed out up to 18 days before the end of their sentences under End of Custody Licence measures.


Tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime eh, this Government are not fit for purpose. Its quite clear that the only thing they excel at is putting up taxes and lowering our standard of living. Its been said on this site before, the real criminals get a pat on the back while the people who cannot pay their council tax get a months jail!

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