Outside the marginals

A commentary on the politics that followed the UK 2010, 2015 & 2017 elections (and THAT referendum)

Archive for the tag “criminal justice system”

Imprisonment and Gender

Short sentences wreck lives, a few weeks inside can mean a woman loses her children, her home, and her job. Many women are trapped in an endless cycle within the Criminal Justice System – 45% are reconvicted within a year of release.
Julian’s Musings 30 March 2015 : Julian Ware-Lane supports Women in Prison’s campaign and calls for a new approach to criminal justice for women

I don’t doubt the above, but, if we read:

a few weeks inside can mean losing your children, your home, and your job. Many are trapped in an endless cycle within the Criminal Justice System – 45% are reconvicted within a year of release.
ibid

Is that still true? Read more…

Let’s be nasty to foreigners (part 1 of too many)

We seem to be determined to be nasty to foreigners – particularly any that put a foot out of line, or appear to put a foot out of line, or might just possibly be predisposed to put a foot out of line.

We have a criminal justice system and an immigration system that at times staggers, fails and produces anomalous looking results, but surely the answer is to fix the system rather than persecute one group. Read more…

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