Archive for August 3rd, 2008

August 3rd, 2008

I’m Free!

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

When the government took the easy option to ease the prison crowding problem, which incidentally, snook up on them over a period in excess of 20 years, they decided it would be a good thing to let prisoners out of prison 18 days earlier than their scheduled release. This is notwithstanding the fact that they only get to serve 1/3 – 1/2 their sentence in the first place.

Don’t worry,. said government said this would only apply to 25,500 offenders a year. It’s called the "End of Custody Licence Scheme".

Freed convicts are alleged to have committed 1 murder, 1 rape & 5 other serious sex offences & 500 other offences during the time they were free but should have been in prison.

So how many have the government released in the first year of the scheme?

I’m glad you asked. 31,000, 6,000 more than that originally claimed.

I’m sure society is all the better for it.