Wendy Huxley
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Blunkett 'regrets prison injustices'

Former home secretary David Blunkett has expressed "regret" that indeterminate jail terms, brought in while he was in office, have led to "injustices".

The Criminal Justice Act of 2003 introduced Indeterminate Sentencing for Public Protection, or IPP, designed for serious sexual and violent offenders in England and Wales.

But IPP numbers mushroomed, with many in jail well past their minimum terms. Mr Blunkett told BBC Newsnight the Labour government had "got the implementation wrong".

Newsnight's Zoe Conway meets some of those affected by IPP.

  • 14 Mar 2014