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Jail sentence reform reconsidered by government

The government is reconsidering its controversial plans to reform sentencing in England and Wales.

It is thought proposals to halve prison terms for offenders who submit an early guilty plea could be abandoned.

Currently they can have their sentence cut by a third.

The prime minister has met the Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke to discuss the rethink.

Mark Easton reports.

  • 08 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK
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