Tariff for murder up by 20%
An extra mini-post today which looks at another factor which contributes to keeping our prison population so stubbornly high.
A Freedom of Information request published yesterday by the Ministry of Justice revealed that the average tariff for life sentences for murder has increased by over 20% over the last 10 years.
Here’s my infographic:
Taken with increases in the average length of custodial sentences and the legacy of the IPP travesty, it’s unsurprising that the prison population remains at unprecedently high levels.
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