» Thursday, July 22, 2010


Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with the Justice Secretary’s proposals on prisons, the PMS said that a sentencing review was ongoing. We needed to reform the criminal justice system and we had set out how we would do that in the coalition agreement.

Asked if it would lead to a fall in crime or a rise in crime, the PMS said that the government was clear that we wanted to see crime fall. We needed to tackle crime and that was exactly what this government would do.

Asked if the Prime Minister thought that more compassion needed to be shown to criminals, the PMS said that the review into sentencing was ongoing; we needed to look at the whole of the penal system. Earlier this week we had been discussing the rights of victims and making sure that they had more of a say in the criminal justice system, and that offenders didn’t go out and offend again.

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