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Parole hearings 'to treble' after 'fairness' ruling

12 July 2014 Last updated at 09:13 BST

The Parole Board says it will have to hold about 11,500 more hearings every year for prisoners who want to be released - even though there is no prospect of them being let out.

The move comes after the Supreme Court said there must be more emphasis in England and Wales on "fairness" to inmates.

Danny Shaw reports.

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