More than 6,000 prisoners in Wales and England are serving the sentences with some 3,500 past their original tariff
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Indeterminate prison sentences: Elfyn Llwyd review call

Thousands of prisoners on open-ended sentences who have served longer than their minimum term should have their cases reviewed, says a Welsh MP.

Plaid Cymru MP Elfyn Llwyd said the punishments were effectively "life sentences through the back door".

More than 6,000 prisoners in Wales and England are serving the sentences with some 3,500 past their original tariff.

Mark Day from the Prison Reform Trust and David Davies, the Conservative MP for Monmouth debate the issue.

Open prison sentences review call

  • 25 Sep 2012