Quakers lobby MPs on prison sentences

‘The strain on both prisoners and their families is intolerable.’

Quakers in Criminal Justice (QICJ) and Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) briefed MPs ahead of a debate on indeterminate sentences last week. The debate on 27 April followed a conclusion last September from the UK parliament’s Justice Committee that Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences (IPPs) caused profound psychological harm and mental torture. All remaining IPP prisoners should be re-sentenced, they said.

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