Prison term discount plan 'too lenient', says Cameron
The government has dropped plans to give prisoners a 50% reduction in their sentence if they plead guilty at an early stage.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, denied it was a U turn, but admitted the original proposal, which had attracted widespread criticism, was too lenient.
He also set out further measures in a new sentencing bill, which affects England and Wales, such as a review of 'indeterminate' or open ended sentences and a new offence of threatening someone with a knife.
James Landale reports.
21 Jun 2011
- From the section UK