Thursday, September 17, 2009
Told You So
A couple of years ago I mentioned the impending problem of there being insufficient resources to assess prisoners on Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPPs). The situation was explained to me by a Circuit Judge who sits on a Parole Board; he said that only about a third of prisons had the resources needed to decide whether a prisoner was safe to release, and that prisoners who had passed the fixed part of their sentence would be pretty fed up if bureaucratic delays left them lingering in prison. Here's the story from the Independent.